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What is WBE Certification & How You Can Leverage It to Grow Your Business

Online • February 12, 2015

Learn how certification as a Women Owned Business can help you gain access to supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major US corporations and federal, state and local government agencies that are seeking to increase spending with minority and women owned businesses.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Learn how certification as a Women Owned Business can help you gain access to supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major US corporations and federal, state and local government agencies that are seeking to increase spending with minority and women owned businesses. Program participants will be provided with an overview of certification requirements and information on how certification can be a valuable tool to help small, minority and women owned businesses increase revenues.

Jean Kristensen is a woman on a mission to help others achieve their mission. With over three decades of professional security experience in firms ranging from small start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations, she has worked her way through the ranks in a male-dominated industry, wearing almost every hat from security officer to President & CEO.

An entrepreneur, holistic health practitioner, public speaker and author, Ms. Kristensen has become uniquely positioned to advise and support businesses in various industries with the development of a specialized skill set focusing on government contracting, business development, workplace wellness, project management and compliance. A passionate and driven professional, she parlayed her skills and experience into a successful entrepreneurial venture, Jean Kristensen Associates, LLC in 2007. She is a tenacious and results-oriented leader with an exceptional knack for sourcing opportunities, resources and high quality human capital.

Ms. Kristensen is best known for her expertise in M/W/DBE certification consulting where she is breaking barriers for herself and others by assisting small, minority and women owned firms develop, grow and form strategic alliances. Her work in this area has been recognized by the Empire State Development Corporation and the Dormitory Authority.


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Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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Maricella Herrera Avila

VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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Mercedes Altman, Esq.

Extraordinary information provided at this Jam Session. Looking forward to sharing it with others who, like me, are eager to get more information on WBE Certification!

February 12, 2015