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WBEC Pacific and Facebook Supplier - BOLD Success - How to Achieve it Conference

Transpak, Facebook Supplier Diversity & WBEC Pacific hosts BOLD Success - How to Achieve It

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An intimate event designed for women business enterprises focused on business growth through education, mentorship, corporate contracts, and WBE2WBE business. 

The conference will feature keynotes, networking, and other insight on how women have been BOLD to achieve success.

8:00 am – 8:45 am – Registration/Breakfast  

8:45 am -  Welcome to Facebook 

8:45 am – 9:45 am – #SheMeansBusiness BOLD Success Panel

  • BOLD Success – Going to Market with New Ideas – Whether you’re a startup or serial entrepreneur, this panel will help you on your journey to take your BOLD new idea to market. Moderated by Colleen Fredericks of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness and featuring Julia Lam, an early Facebooker and Founder and CEO of Tara&Co, Brooke Nelson, co-Founder of Curate Art Group, and Pam Isom, CEO of ICE Safety Solutions.

9:45 am - 10:15 am  – Going Viral Transformed My Life - The Journey to Starting Goodr - Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr

10:15 am - 10:25 am – Break 

10:25 am - 11:05 am – BOLD Brand is Authentic - Next Steps to Scaling presented by Sydni Craig-Hart, Smart Simple Marketing 

  • When a company is moving from start-up mode to expanding capabilities and capacity, Women CEOS have to consider BOLD moves, new clients, and new structure. This workshop with a focus on some of the changes all business owners needs to consider. 

11:05 am - 12:05 pm - 12 Bold Dreams and a CPO 

  • 12 Bold Entrepreneurs and a CPO will share Ted Talk style anecdotes of how they have succeeded and failed in business. Attendees will have the opportunity to select two BOLD Entrepreneurs and engage in an intimate roundtable discussion during lunch.

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm - Grab Lunch & Pick First BOLD Entrepreneur Topic

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - BOLD Entrepreneur Roundtable

  • You heard the 12 BOLD Dreams and a CPO in the morning, attendees will now be able to connect and learn from the 12 BOLD Entrepreneurs and Chief Procurement Officer of California Water Service.  The table top discussions will be led by successful women entrepreneurs and leaders. Each attendee can participate in two topics in order to learn and interact with women who are experiencing the same obstacles and successes in their business and lives.  Each topic is a rotation lasting 25 minutes. 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm - Future of Networking - Results of Strategic Business Connections

  • Lisa Carrel, Co-Founder and CEO of Proxfinity— recognized as a leader in digital innovation within the meetings and events industry, Lisa shares her thought-leadership on selling new technology, start-up scaling, and pivoting through various speaking engagements.

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm – Unconscious Bias - Importance of a More Inclusive Supply Chain

  • This workshop is focused on mitigating barriers, driving awareness, and reducing biases which results in improvements in: More Inclusive Supply Chain, Robust Competitive Bid Process, and Enhanced Supplier Intake Process, and therefore leading to an opportunity for Higher Spend with the underrepresented (MBE, WBE, VBE, LGBTQE and DOBE) which can result in: Reduced Inequity and Enhanced Revenue Enablement. 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm –  BOLD is in My DNA

  • Kelly Ireland, CB Technologies, Three years ago, Kelly began investing in a proprietary software and solution that expanded her capabilities to provide a solution for the energy industry that is years beyond her competitors. This incredible insight will inform attendees on her journey to key partnerships and what it takes to disrupt an industry.

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm - The Real BOLD Success

  • Joan Kerr shares three case studies of women businesses owners who were challenged to innovate. By rising to the occasion, the WBE became a critical strategic partner and grew her business. 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm - Closing Remarks 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Reception &  Facebook Campus Tour (sign up during registration)