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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 [...]

Get a Grant to Go Global and other things I learned at the WBENC Conference

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

Last month, I attended the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Detroit, Michigan with 4500 other business owners, student entrepreneurs, representatives from multinational corporations, diverse business organizations, and supporters of women in business. I attended with and on behalf of my clients who networked, shared knowledge, built and strengthened relationships with potential corporate clients. [...]

When I say networking, you say…

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00June 13th, 2018|12PointFive News, Tips and Advice|

Last week, I led a networking roundtable at the WILD Network Forum to Advance Women's Leadership in International Development for emerging and seasoned female leaders. When asked about what comes to mind when they hear the word "networking" responses ranged from enthusiasm to dread. In my roundtable, I covered some tips for moving the needle [...]

Maximize Certification: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

2018-10-25T21:24:17+00:00April 24th, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion, Tips and Advice|

This post is part 2 of 2 posts on the Beacon report.  I recently wrote about attending the release of Beacon DC's Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality report.  I was happy but not surprised to see that certification was highlighted as a major resource for women business owners which is underutilized by area businesses. In [...]

Beacon DC: Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality

2018-10-25T21:24:18+00:00April 23rd, 2018|12PointFive News, Diversity and Inclusion|

This post is part 1 of 2 posts on the Beacon DC report. Last week I went to the release of Beacon DC's report "Building Inclusive Ecosystems with Intentionality: A Strategy to Support DC's Women Founders" held at Google Headquarters in downtown DC. You may know Beacon as the organization that supports women entrepreneurs in [...]

Black Panther and What We’ve Been Missing

2018-10-25T21:24:19+00:00March 8th, 2018|Diversity and Inclusion|

The best thing I've done so far to celebrate Women's History Month was seeing Black Panther in the theater. As soon as it started I became one of the scores of people thrilled by what I saw on screen - a terrific superhero movie, a showcase of black excellence, and an army of black women [...]