Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology



August/September 2011

Diversity/Careers August/September 2011 Issue

Native Americans
ChEs & EnvEs
Medical devices
Business intelligence
Defense contractors
Great Minds in STEM
Grace Hopper
PhD Project

WBEs in technology
News & Views
WBENC connections
Regional roundup
Supplier diversity

Diversity in action
News & Views

GE Healthcare Advertisement
Telephonics AOptix Technologies
Office of Naval Research ITT

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.

National Association of Women Business Owners holds its women's business conference August 31-September 1 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. See nawbo.org for more information.

Women's Business Development Center holds the twenty-fifth annual entrepreneurial women's conference at McCormick Place-West, Chicago, IL, September 14. See www.wbdc.org.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its annual national convention and business expo September 18-21 in Miami Beach, FL. For details see www.ushcc.com.

The Minority Supplier Development Council of PA-NJ-DE holds its 2011 business opportunity convention September 19-20 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. For more info see msdc.adaptone.com/panjde.

Houston Minority Business Council holds its thirty-fifth annual expo September 21-22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. See www.hmbc.org for more info.

Astra Women's Business Alliance plans an expo and matchmaker September 22 at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA. For additional details see www.astrawba.org/events.

St. Louis Minority Business Council will hold its seventeenth annual golf classic September 22. More details at www.slmbc.org.

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council holds its business opportunity expo September 26-29 at the MGM Grand Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.
Check out www.cmsdc.org.

The twenty-ninth annual minority enterprise development week conference will be held September 27-30 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC. Visit www.medweek.gov/home for details.

Greater San Diego Business Development Council stages its 2011 business opportunity conference September 28 at the Joe and Vi Jacob Center in San Diego, CA. See msdc.adaptone.com/gsdbdc for details.

Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council holds its Midwest business opportunity fair September 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. Check out www.mmsdc.org for more about it.

Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Supplier Development Council will stage the Heart of Illinois business-to-business symposium October 11 at the Gateway Building in Peoria, IL. See www.suppliercouncil.org.

National Minority Supplier Development Council holds its national conference and business opportunity fair October 30-November 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. The theme is "Minority businesses and corporate America: raising the bar through sustainable strategies." Additional details at www.nmsdc.org.

Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-South NJ holds its annual "Just Desserts" celebration and fifteenth anniversary gala November 15 in Philadelphia, PA. Find more at www.wbecouncil.org.

Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-South NJ holds a breakthrough luncheon and business opportunity fair on December 7 in Philadelphia, PA. Details as available at www.wbecouncil.org.


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