12 March, 2024
3:00 pm
Via Zoom
LIVE EVENT Feb 9 Celebrating Asian Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to revolutionize your business strategy?

Selling products and services to the private sector and forming partnerships with corporations can be a game-changer for your business.  It’s not just about the income boost – this strategic move can broaden your audience, unlock new markets, and enhance your brand credibility.

Ready to explore this avenue and discover what it takes to secure lucrative contracts with Fortune 100 corporations like Mastercard, Pepsi and Microsoft and institutions like NYU?

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

3:00-5:00 PM ET

via Zoom

The webinar and post-event networking are free but you must register in advance.
Men are always welcome to attend.

Donations of $10 or more to NYWIB are welcome and appreciated, but not required.CLICK here if you would like to donate to support NYWIB’s mission and programs.

What you will learn

 The corporate landscape A growing number of corporations have supplier diversity programs, allocating as much as 15% of their procurement budgets to them. And, unlike government contracts which can be time-limited, corporate partnerships often evolve into long-term relationships, retainers, and a steady income. Cultivating such relationships can provide a stable foundation for your business growth.

Practical tips Our keynote and panel of representatives from corporate supplier diversity programs and entrepreneurs will share valuable insights and practical tips. Benefit from their experience to scale and grow your business by effectively selling to the private sector.

A strategic approach By the end of this event, you will be able to craft a strategic approach goes beyond selling direct to consumers and/or other small businesses. Discover how to:

  • Research the corporate environment for opportunity
  • Secure and leverage certifications for corporate supplier diversity programs
  • Customize your pitch, marketing materials, and offerings to meet their requirements
  • Present your business with a polished and professional image

 Join us for a no-fluff webinar that will give you practical insights for elevating your business game.



Angelina Ramirez, Founder, CEO, Principal, Amblyn Group and MWBE Strategies; Podcaster, MWBE Times

Angelina founded the Amblyn Group, a minority and woman-owned firm focused on helping businesses with their MWBE certification and business development needs. She also started MWBE Times, a podcast on MWBE strategies. Prior to this, she had 20 years of experience in strategic planning, brand management, and marketing communications for Fortune 200 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits.


Tamekia Flowers-Ball, CEO/Founder of Epiphany Blue

Epiphany Blue is an event planning agency with a passion and talent for executing innovative and engaging events that exceed client expectations and definitions of success. With over 20 years of event planning experience, she specializes in providing personal and professional development training and events for youth and adults.

Her clients include corporate, small business, government, education, and non-profit businesses. Epiphany Blue is a certified M/WBE in the public and private sectors.

Justyna Kedra Podcaster Founder, WERULE

Justyna graduated from Parsons the New School where she studied fashion design with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. She has since worked in public relations, financial services and hospitality marketing. She helps founders fundraise seed round capital from VC investors, helping them build investment pitch decks

Justyna co-hosts a podcast for The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative called “Let’s Talk Impact.“ She founded WERULE a platform that connects vetted founders to curated business opportunities and mentorship, and provides branding and marketing services to female-owned businesses in New York City.

A mentor at the Tory Burch Foundation and the AARP Foundation x Bridge for Billions program for aspiring founders over 50, she was recognized as the youngest Champion of Change at the United Nations. She co-authored, Passionistas, a compilation of tips and stories from entrepreneurs, founders of brands and small businesses, women in business and the entertainment world.

Gia Machlin, President & CEO EcoPlum

Gia founded EcoPlum in 2007 to help buyers make responsible, more sustainable choices on their branded gifts to help elevate their marketing practices. Today, EcoPlum provides Sustainable Swag® promotional products to many universities, non-profits, SMEs and Fortune 500 companies.

Gia and EcoPlum have been featured on Forbes Books Podcast, Green is Good Radio, WOR Talk Radio, Crain’s New York, INC, magazine, Café Mom, and many other business publications and shows. EcoPlum is a WBENC certified woman-owned business, a certified B Corporation, and a Green America “Gold” approved business.

Prior to founding EcoPlum, Gia founded Plan Data Management, a healthcare software company which was acquired by a public company. Before venturing out on her own as an entrepreneur, Gia held positions in management consulting and sales with Deloitte, AT&T and Unisys.

Dawn Williams,  Manager, Sourcing and Supplier Management, MasterCard

Dawn helps lead Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at Mastercard, ensuring that diverse-owned businesses, suppliers and vendors are included in their supply chain and business practice.

Prior to this, she worked for seven years at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (MNSDC) where she was responsible for planning, project management and operations for events and sourcing, negotiating and contract management decisions. She also has a background in the nonprofit sector working for the National Kidney Foundation and the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies in Operations and Project Management from the Southern New Hampshire University.

You will get the link to the event in your confirmation email after you register.

This event is  being presented by  SCORE NYC/ NYWIB  in collaboration with Accompany Capital, WeNYC, Women.NYC and Stage2Startups. By registering you’ll be subscribed to their email lists. We don’t sell our lists. Ever.

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