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Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology



June/July 2010

Diversity/Careers June/July 2010 Issue

African Americans in IT
Communications jobs
Semiconductor careers
Intell & cybersecurity
BDPA comes to Philly
Grace Hopper in Sept
Great Minds in STEM

Energy M/WBEs
Supplier diversity

News & Views
Regional roundup

Diversity in action
News & Views

Telephonics Intel
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Ford

Supplier Diversity


Regional roundup

This special section lists supplier diversity and related events. For society meetings, career fairs and similar activities please check out Events.

Schedules change frequently. Please confirm all dates and locations before making plans.

Southern California Minority Business Development Council holds its Supplier of the Year awards luncheon at the Omni Hotel-Downtown in Los Angeles on July 8. Details at

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council holds its annual supplier diversity golf classic July 16 in Middlefield, CT. See for info.

Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council stages its thirty-second annual Oklahoma business conference and opportunity fair, July 28-29 in Tulsa, OK. Details at

Florida Minority Supplier Development Council presents its twenty-seventh annual business opportunity fair and conference at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL August 4-7, with a golf classic the next day. Go to for details.

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council hosts the NCMSDC 2010 minority business opportunity expo on August 5 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. For more info click to

Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Councils hold a business opportunity conference, “minority businesses, paving the road to recovery,” at the Hyatt Downtown Greenville, Greenville, SC, August 9-13. for more information.

Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-south NJ holds its breakthrough breakfast and business opportunity fair August 11 at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Center, Pittsburgh, PA. For details see

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency hosts a minority enterprise development conference at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC August 23-27. More information at

The thirtieth annual marketplace of opportunities of the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council will be held August 25-26. See for details.

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce plans its 2010 business conference for September in Washington, DC. See for more info.

Wisconsin, Iowa and Central Illinois Supplier Development Council will stage its Heart of Illinois trade fair September 21 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino in Peoria, IL. For more info, see

Greater San Diego Business Development Council will stage its 2009 business opportunity conference on September 22. See for location and other details.

Women’s Business Development Center holds the 24th annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, September 22. See for details.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds the thirty-first annual National Convention and Business Expo September 22-25 in Dallas, TX. For details check out

Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council holds its midwest business opportunity fair September 23 at the St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul, MN. More details at

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council holds its business opportunity expo September 29-30 at the MGM Grand Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. See for more info.

The Expo 2010 minority business development marketplace of the Houston Minority Business Council is scheduled for October 6-7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. Info at

Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-south NJ holds a breakthrough luncheon and business opportunity fair October 15 in Philadelphia, PA. For details see


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