The opportunity for diverse-owned businesses is big and continues to grow.
Corporations and governments at all levels are actively seeking to contract with businesses owned and operated by people of color, women, LGBT+ community members, people with disabilities, and military veterans.
Many organizations run supplier diversity programs to find and nurture a diverse network of businesses to provide goods and services. To join these networks, your business must have a proven track record and be poised for growth. Not every business is ready to take this step. But every diverse-owned business should at least ask the question: Could supplier diversity be your next big break? If you think the answer might be yes, this is your chance to learn what it takes to seize the opportunity.
During the session you will learn:
Jose Yanez Bio:
Senior Business Banking Consultant for Chase in Gilbert, Arizona. I have over 20 years in financial services. With over 20 years of experience in Business Banking, Consumer Banking, and Relationship Management, Jose gained a passion for serving his community and helping small businesses thrive. His ability to shift gears to help lead business owners through the chaos to achieve their strategic initiatives was one of his highest priorities. He is differentiated by the praise of financial management expertise combined with a strong business acumen, allowing him to view a business with a wide lens to narrow down and identify business drivers, understand complex issues, take action, and drive results.
I’ll work with you to help achieve your goals by making your business banking as simple as possible. I can provide you access to the broader team of experts in areas such as cash management, credit solutions, and other business services.
Ashley Kelley Bio:
Ashley Kelly is a Senior Business Consultant with J.P Morgan Chase with over 19 years in business and commercial banking. Within her line of business, she focuses on supporting Minority, Women and Veteran Owned businesses. The mission is to establish a community of support designed to address the challenges that small businesses face: lacking access to information, procurement opportunities, and access to capital through 1:1 Mentoring. She is helping to advance racial equity by supporting underserved small businesses in the Phoenix community with tools and resources to help them improve their financial wellbeing.
Ashley has spent most of that time working with business owners and creating opportunities for those companies. She has served on the women’s leadership committees and became a
certified women’s banking advocate. She is heavily involved with the bank’s DEI programs for minorities in diverse segments.
Ashley and her family live near South Mountain and are natives to Arizona. She and her husband have served on the gala committee for Valley life for Several years, as well as co-chairing a few of them. She most recently became a board member for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the YWCA. Ashley has a lot of passion towards helping others, especially in communities that are considered underserved.
Ashley and her husband have 3 kids (18,9,and 3). They enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants. She also enjoys weight training and outdoor activities with her family.
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This event is going to be held virtually. Attendees will receive a link to the live stream and worksheets once they have signed up.
Ticket donations go to support businesses affected by COVID-19
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