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Where to find your next big client this summer: Supplier Diversity Conferences

2019-06-11T00:13:51+00:00June 11th, 2019|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

Photo Credit:Kim Linonis It's Pride month and around the country LGBTQ people are celebrating their successes in achieving equal rights, and gearing up for all the work that still remains.  I went to the Pride Parade in DC over the weekend with friends of mine and their kids. We surrendered to the crush of people, [...]

Support Entrepreneurs, Make Positive Change in the World

2019-05-14T12:52:03+00:00May 13th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought|

Photo credit Ian Schneider via Unsplash. I've had a couple of opportunities over the last several weeks to explain what I've been working on over the past few years as an entrepreneur and how that connects to my broader mission and vision. I was delighted to have these conversations and they reminded me about keeping [...]

Get Married and Have a Baby…in Business: Things to keep in mind for a successful business partnership

2019-04-15T17:26:43+00:00April 15th, 2019|12PointFive News, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

Over the past few months I've had the privilege to work in partnership with two fabulous women to launch a new product in the supplier diversity space. In the course of a few months we developed and launched a brand new product that is the brainchild of three business owners. While I'd love to fill [...]

Celebrating Women’s history (and present and future…)

2019-03-18T23:24:56+00:00March 18th, 2019|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

I kicked off a very busy Women's History Month preparing for a talk I'm giving today to help women elevate their professional presence.  As I pulled together the information, I had the good fortune of a calendar packed full of events celebrating women business owners. I surrounded myself with dynamic leaders and listened to their [...]

Money and the New Majority Entrepreneurs

2019-02-12T19:44:20+00:00February 12th, 2019|Diversity and Inclusion|

Above. (L-R) Meher Rehman, herDomain, Lemaire Stewart and Kyle Miller, Goodfynd discuss traction at Seed Spot's Impact Accelerator. Credit: Seed Spot. As I pulled together what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks since my last post, the through line was money. In the past few weeks I've been a teach and [...]

Off to a running start

2019-01-15T17:24:54+00:00January 15th, 2019|Just a thought, Tips and Advice|

Happy New Year and to those of you in the DC area, happy first snow day of 2019! And while I'm still saying Happy New Year, a part of me feels like 2019 is off to a running start. Perhaps that's why Facebook keeps showing me videos of runners helping each other across finish lines.   [...]

Women-Owned Wrap Up: 2018

2018-12-12T22:02:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|12PointFive News, Certification, Diversity and Inclusion|

As we close out the year, I've been busy with clients ramping up for 2019. In reflecting on what I've been able to accomplish this year, I'm proud of a few goals I've achieved and am setting some new goals for 2019 myself. One of my WBE clients has closed business with a new corporate [...]

You Had a Matchmaker. Now What? Tips for Women-Owned Businesses

2018-11-08T20:31:48+00:00November 8th, 2018|Certification, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdLEkAxHxk Last month, I joined up with Cass Bailey of Slice Communications for a webinar titled You Had a Matchmaker. Now What?  A matchmaker is a one-on-one meeting between a certified women's business enterprise (WBE) and corporate representative at a national WBENC event or a regional event from one of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations [...]

Mentorship Roadshow #2 – Sales, Sales, Sales

2018-10-25T21:24:09+00:00October 17th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

October is National Women's Small Business Month (#NWSBM) and I am thrilled to make an announcement about a another resource we will be launching for women business owners. Last year I had the privilege of working with Monica Kang of InnovatorsBox® and Julia Westfall of Hera Hub  on the Mentorship Roadshow supported by a grant [...]

Introducing: A Blueprint for Diversity and Inclusion

2018-10-25T21:24:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

The vision of 12PointFive is to help companies transform their workplaces and achieve diversity and inclusion goals for greater business outcomes. Diversity is correlated with a happier workforce and higher profits. There is a clear business case for diversity as a business imperative, not just a social one.  And yet, many companies are not driving [...]