An Initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Minority Business Development Agency

VIRTUAL

OCTOBER 22nd, 2020

1:00p.m.-3:00p.m (EDT)

ABOUT EWOC

MBDA’s Enterprising Women of Color initiative creates pathways to economic empowerment.

The vision of the program is to connect women entrepreneurs to a community of wealth-building resources including opportunity connections, training, coalitions, mentor/coaching, and networking conventions. 

Grow your network, expand your client base, and connect to entrepreneurial ecosystems.

To learn more, contact MBDA’s Enterprising Women of Color Program Manager, Jetheda Hernandez, [email protected]

MEET THE

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE

Caterina Fake

Co-Founder of Flickr & Host of the #1 Tech Podcast: Should This Exist?  

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PANELIST

Grace Lee

Ashford Connex, LLC., CEO & President  

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MODERATOR

Lavanya Jawaharlal

President and Co-Founder

of STEM Center USA

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MODERATOR

Sharon R. Pinder

President and CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council

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PANELIST

Monica Kang

InnovatorsBox, Founder & CEO

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PANELIST

Susan Jin Davis

Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBC Universal

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PANELIST

Joanna Zhong

Senior Vice President, Asian Segment Strategy Leader, Wells. Fargo

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PANELIST

Avis Yates Rivers

President and CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC

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PANELIST

Sherry Hwang

President and Cofounder of

Pyramid Systems, Inc.

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PANELIST

Vanna Tran

Director, Multicultural Growth and Strategy/ Nielsen

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VIEW THE

SCHEDULE

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Jetheda Hernandez, EWOC Program Manager, MBDA
  • David Byrd, National Director, MBDA
  •  Chilling Tong, President & CEO, National ACE
  • Terrez Thompson, VP-Supplier Diversity, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Tina Smith, Executive Director, WHIAAPI

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Innovation & Charting Your Pivot

Moderator:

  • Lavanya Jawaharlal, STEM Center USA, President & Co-Founder

Panelist:

  • Grace Lee, Ashford Connex, LLC., CEO & President 
  • Sherry Hwang, Pyramid Systems, CEO & President
  • Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group International, President & CEO
  • Monica Kang, InnovatorsBox, Founder & CEO

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Designing a Winning Brand & Marketing  Comeback

Moderator:

Sharon R. Pinder, President and CEO of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

Panelists:

  • Joanna Zhong, Senior Vice President, Asian Segment Strategy Leader, Wells Fargo
  • Vanna Tran, Nielsen, Director of Multicultural Growth & Strategy
  • Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBC Universal

2:15 – 3:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

Introduction of Keynote:

Keynote Speaker:

  • Caterina Fake, Flickr Co-Founder

HOW TO

ATTEND

IN COLLABORATION WITH

 MEET

MBDA

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (www.MBDA.gov) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to fostering the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority business enterprises.

For more than 50 years, MBDA has helped minority-owned firms gain greater access to capital, contracts, build scale and capacity, and expand into new markets.

David J. Byrd

National Director,

U.S. Department of Commerce

Minority Business Development Agency

EWOC- Enterprising Women of Color.

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