Meet WOMEN In DEFENSE - GEORGIA President ANNETTE WRIGHT, who is producing an event called the GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE For VETERANS And SMALL BUSINESSES, to be held this coming WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017, at the EDWIN THOMPSON STUDENT CENTER on the lovely campus of ATLANTA METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE (AMSC), right here in The ATL!!!
ANNETTE WRIGHT says;
“The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. It is an inaugural event for Women in Defense-Georgia that will focus on small-business owners and veteran-owned businesses. This event provides an opportunity to connect with the federal government but also the private sector.,”
“As a leader of WID-Georgia, it is my passion to roll out programs that would be beneficial to the business community, our membership and for professional networking. I do believe as businesses streamline, certainly the federal government is streamlining by the way of category management, looking at certain products and services that are the top 15 to 20 commodities, and streamlining vendors. The private sector is doing the same.”
The conference speakers are Karmetria Burton, general manager of supplier diversity Delta Air Lines; Chanel Bankston-Carter, director of strategic outreach and communications, Veterans Administration; Eyvon Austin, Coca-Cola Company, director of global supplier diversity; Erville Koehler, GSA, acting regional administrator for Southeast Sunbelt Region; and Terri L. Denison, district director of U.S. Small Business Administration for the Georgia District Office.
Also, federal law requires the Department of Veterans to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans.
Annette Wright continues;
“Georgia is on tap to be a premier cyber security and defense state in the nation. We started Women in Defense in Georgia to focus on women in the military and in private sector that are in cyber security, military intelligence or a defense organization and bring the professionals together to discuss how we can educate and provide business and professional opportunities for women.”
“The better we educate these businesses in Georgia, the more revenue these small businesses can bring, the more jobs they can bring."
“We are also looking at defense from a personal perspective. There’s the act of terror in San Bernardino and the one in Orlando at the Pulse Nightclub. WID Georgia is educating the everyday woman on defense. We are bringing programming to women and men on how to identify an imminent threat, how to respond and be vigilant to protect your community, family and church.”REGISTER and RSVP at WOMEN IN DEFENSE - GEORGIA: GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE For VETERANS And SMALL BUSINESSES.
Announcing The WID GA - Global Supplier Diversity Conference, January 25 2017. Register today:https://t.co/0OzdgSiFS7 #SupplierDiversity— WID GA (@WID_GA1) January 2, 2017
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