Past Event


ChallengeHER

Successfully navigate the federal contracting industry and win federal contracts by knowing the rules and understanding the strategies. ChallengeHER works specifically with Women-Owned Small Business to assist in leveraging federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect with the right people.

date
Friday, November 9, 2018
time
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
1871 Auditorium


Successfully navigate the federal contracting industry and win federal contracts by knowing the rules and understanding the strategies. ChallengeHER works specifically with Women-Owned Small Business to assist in leveraging federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and to connect with the right people. With this knowledge, you are much better positioned to grow your business and increase your revenue.

Information is power!

A few special notes on our program:

  • Event registration and networking will begin at 8:00am and the program will begin promptly at 9:00am.
  • Remember to bring ample business cards for networking purposes.
  • Bring your Capability Statement for Networking with other business owners
  • Continental Breakfast is Provided

Agenda
8:00 – 9:00
REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING

9:00 – 9:30
OPENING WELCOME

Candace Waterman, President and CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy

Betsy Ziegler, CEO, 1871

Freida Curry, Managing Director, PTAC & Veteran Assistance Services, WBDC

SBA

9:30 – 10:15
HOW TO RESEARCH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR MARKETING

Rita Haake, Center Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of DuPage

10:15 – 10:30
BREAK AND NETWORKING

10:30 – 11:15
PREPARING FOR AN OUTSTANDING APABILITY BRIEFING

Freida Curry, Managing Director, PTAC & Veteran Assistance Services, WBDC

11:15 – 12:15 –
WOSB PANEL OF FEDERAL CONTRACTORS: Strategies I Use to Win Contracts

Moderator: Ann Sullivan, WIPP Chief Advocate

Panelist:

Denita R. Conway, President and CEO, PROVEN Management, LLC

Rosemary Swierk, President, Direct Steel and Construction

Lynn Sutton, Kairos Worldwide

Laura Pager, President, Gale Construction

1:00 – 4:00
MATCH MAKING

(By appointments – check in with the matchmaking registration desk for appointments)

City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services
Cook County, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Energy
Department of Transportation, Office of Small Business – Great Lakes Region
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Illinois PTAC at College of DuPage
Illinois PTAC at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
L3
Rivers Casino
U.S. Small Business Administration
University of Illinois Administration, Office of Procurement Diversity
Women’s Business Development Center

For additional information, please email ChallengeHER@wipp.org

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