In today’s competitive economy leveraging your LGBTBE certification is key. How do you get noticed, contracts or build relationships with Supplier Diversity Managers at major corporations?
The Gulf South LGBT Chamber’s Educational Procurement Spotlight will allow members to talk and learn from one of the Chamber’s largest sponsor for best practices in the proposal process, gaining new contracts and retaining existing contracts. Learn from Cox Communications’ procurement team, including:
Jacob Riherd – Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing
Ed Roche – Director, Vendor Management
Jenny Williams – Manager, Vendor Management
Michael Glorioso – Senior Manager Business Process & Supplier Diversity Lead for Southeast Region
In addition, opportunity provided to participate in the Shark Tank Contest. All Gulf South LGBT Chamber members, as well as LGBT-owned businesses are eligible to compete (click the links below for the Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines and Application).
Shark Tank Pitch Guidelines
Register on-line HERE and complete a brief application. All applications must be completed/submitted by Sunday, April 28th.
Top 3 applicants will be selected by the Chamber and Cox Communications to present their pitch during the event on Wednesday, May 15th.
Pitches cannot exceed 5 minutes. Finalists are expected to deliver approximately five minutes’ worth of content.
Each pitch will be followed by a five-minute question/answer session with the judges (from Cox Communications), who will ask questions or clarification regarding the pitch.
All pitches will be judged on four criteria: innovative idea, passion for their business plan, demonstration of competitive advantage, and response to the judge’s questions.