Certified Supplier Roundtable
NGLCCNY businesses that are least 51% LGBT owned and certified by NGLCC are invited to attend several Certified Supplier Roundtables throughout the year. Roundtables offer certified businesses the opportunity to discuss best practices, learn from one another as well as from Corporate Partner Procurement and Supplier Diversity representatives, and hear from guest speakers on topics such as leveraging NGLCC certification, preparing for NGLCC national events, and developing your pitch. Prior Roundtables have included:
- Panel discussions with Procurement and Supplier Diversity representatives from NBCUniversal, HBO, Time Warner, PepsiCo, AIG, New York Life, and TD Bank.
- Coaching workshops for businesses interested in participating in NGLCCNY’s Certified Superstar.
- Guest speakers on topics such as sales, best networking practices, and how to do business with government agencies such as the New York City Department of Education.
Know your host and guest speaker – do your research.
Prepare relevant topics to discuss.
Have your business cards.
Connect (during event)
Exchange business cards.
Follow-up (post event)
Activate your company’s communication and relationship strategy to continue rapport.
For any questions, comments and/or interest in hosting a Certified Supplier Roundtable, please contact Rob Finkelstein, NGLCCNY Supplier Diversity Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.