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Diverse Business Certifications Workshop

Thursday, September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By SCORE Kansas City


If you want to do business with corporations or government entities, being a certified woman-owned, minority, veteran, and LGBT business enterprise can bring visibility to your company and help you accomplish your goals! The lack of certification could mean you are missing out on opportunities.

During this webinar attendees will learn: What is Diverse Business Certification? The Power of Diverse Certification and how it can impact your business Is Certification Right for You? The Requirements/Benefits of Certification Learn about the different certifications and certifying agencies I have my Certification, now what?

Faculty: Mary Shannon. Mary is the founder of Connectus Worldwide, a professional business consulting firm specializing in the delivery of services to Minority, Woman-owned, Veteran, and LGBTQ Business Enterprises, as well as majority organizations seeking to connect and do business with diverse businesses. Prior to starting Connectus Worldwide, she managed a supplier diversity program for a Multi-Billion Dollar company. Mary served two consecutive terms as co-chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) “The Working Group.” She is on the Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association in Washington D.C., the Certification Committee and Advisory Board for the Kansas City Women’s Business Development Center, Prospect Business Association Board, and the Board for the International Association of Women, KC Chapter. Mary holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. She lives, plays, works, and worships in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.

Please connect at least 5 minutes in advance to be sure you have a good connection. The webinar starts promptly at 12:00 PM and concludes by 1:00 PM.

SCORE Kansas City
SCORE Kansas City
(816) 235-6675
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