Should you get certified as a Woman-Owned business? Is it really worth the effort? What is the process like, and what ROI can you expect?
Join us for this educational workshop as we cover how ALL women-owned businesses can create an edge and leverage their minority/diversity status. You'll learn the benefits of certification, as well as the How, When, and Where of the certification process.
Bring your questions and learn from our expert panel! Lunch will be served.
Meet the Panelists
Thaddeus Hammond is an Economic Development Specialist who supports the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Florida District Office. Thaddeus engages his territory with Federal and State partners who provide resources for economic development.
Diane Sears is the Central Florida regional director for the Women’s Business Development Council of Florida, which certifies companies as women-owned for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She is also founder and president of DiVerse Media LLC, and the editor-in-chief of i4 Business magazine.
Tonja Graham is a supplier diversity specialist for Duke Energy Corporation where she helps recruit the best utility industry suppliers and promote the inclusion of diverse suppliers. In addition, Tonja is responsible for Duke's Tier 2 program, in which she engages, communicates, educates and manages approximately 100 prime suppliers with reporting diverse spend.
With 15 years of experience in business development, marketing, and business consulting, Johanna De La Cadena brings vitality, professionalism, a comprehensive approach to business growth and management. She has helped thousands of firms in Central Florida and conducted hundreds of seminars on Business Development. Her work with the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) makes her a valuable ally to business owners and corporations alike.