Agenda for ChallengeHER Nashville, TN

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
(check back frequently for updates on speakers and Match Making)


Agenda – Nashville
Sonny West Conference Center+D1:G7D1:G12
9:00 to 9:15  OPENING WELCOME
Jane Campbell, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
Michelle Hernandez Lane, Chief Procurement Officer/Purchasing Agent, Minority and Women Business Assistance, City of Nashville
9:15 to 9:20 Women’s Business Center Presentation
Mary Sedrick, Director, Brightbridge Women’s Business Center
Leslie Hayes, Director, Pathway Women’s Business Center
9:20 to 9:45 Strategic Approaches to Marketing WOSB Certification
9:45 to 10:15 The Future of WOSBs in Federal Contracting
Jane Campbell, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
DOE Welcome
Christy Jackiewicz, Acting Director, OSDBU, Department of Energy
10:15 to 11:00 Successfully Navigating Federal Contracting – Getting Started the Right Way
Patricia H. Wesson, Founder & President, Contracts for Women Advocacy
11:00 to 11:15 BREAK
11:15 to 12:00 Best Practices from WOSB Federal Contractors

Moderator: Misty Mayes, President, Management Solutions LLC

Hughetta Dudley, CEO, Stragistics Techology, Inc.
Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, Managing Partner, AJ Media Services
Michelle Perry, President, Emerald Resources, Inc
Juanita Walls, President, Security Walls

12:00 to 12:45 Understanding Federal Buyers
Moderator: Shawn Mckeehan, Deputy District Director, SBA

Christy Jackiewicz, Acting Director, OSDBU, Department of Energy
Chasity Ash, Contracting Specialist, GSA
Victoria L. Johnson, Small Business Specialist, Veterans Administration
Roy Rossignol, Small Business Specialist, USACE
Priscilla Sweeney, USAC Memphis

Closing by SBA District Office
LaTanya Channel, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
1:00 to 4:00 Sonny West Conf Center – C & D Sonny West Conf Center – A & B University Room
(Finger Foods Offered During Match Making)
Techniques for Writing Winning Proposals
Kriste Webb, Counselor, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
1:00 to 1:45
GSA – Courthouse Project
Chasity Ash, Contracting Specialist, GSA
1:00 to 1:45
Capability Statement
Roy Rossignol, Small Business Specialist, USACE

1:45 to 2:30

(Match Making continues)

Bechtel Parsons Bluegrass JVMatch Making with Agencies and Primes – including Educational Match Making with SBA Resource Partners (Check back often for updates):

Belmont University
Brightbridge Woman’s Business Center
Business Garden
City of Nashville
CIty of Nashville – Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (METRO BAO)
Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC)
Nashville Minority Business Center
Nashville SBDC
NAWBO Nashville
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pathway Woman’s Business Center
Tennessee National Guard
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Energy (OSDBU)
URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR)
Y-12 National Security Complex and Uranium Processing Facility



ChallengeHER ALL Partners (squared)