Agenda for ChallengeHER Chicago

Friday, November 9, 2018
(check back frequently for updates on speakers and Match Making)

Register

cropped-cropped-ch-transparent-e1455829721170.pngChicago, IL  ●  Friday, November 9, 2018

National Partners (rev 5-2018)
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

Pamela J. Beavers,Area Director, Office of Government Contracting, Area IV, U.S. Small Business Administration

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

 

National Partners (rev 5-2018)

Partners (Chicago)