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Challenges in Developing Successful Business Teams and Partnerships

Partnering With Purpose Series Session 2

July 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

**REGISTRATION for panel discussion and networking session is at the bottom of this page. The networking session will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with the panel members – a valuable opportunity**

Partnering With Purpose Series:

View speaker bios by clicking HERE.

The Partnering With Purpose Three Part Series (6/15, 7/20 & 8/17) will focus on partnering and teaming as an intentional business strategy. The purpose of the series is to help bring awareness and elevate teaming approaches and skills to our women-owned businesses. The series is designed to address how a successful partnering strategy can expand capabilities, capacity, and add value to your existing and potential customers to meet their sourcing needs.

This session will focus on challenges and risk mitigation, offer legal insights into teaming approaches and agreements, and locating good partners or team members.

Schedule of events:

10:00 – 10:10am Welcome and introduction of moderator
10:10 – 11:10am Panel discussion, complete with Q&A
11:10 – 11:15am Break
11:15 – 11:45am Panelist and Attendee Networking via Zoom Sessions, hosted by Jessie Leonard, Associate Director, WBDC and Aina Vilumsons, CEO, WPI – during this session you will be able to continue the discussion with the speakers and other attendees

Panelists and Presenters (click HERE for bios):

  • Anisha Jackson – Supplier Diversity Manager – American Family
  • Shane Mahaffy – Lead Business Opportunity Specialist – U.S. SBA
  • Adonica Randall – President and Chief Problem Solver – Abaxent LLC
  • Jean Marie Thiel – President – Belonger Corporation Inc.
  • D.M. (Daryl) Hodnett – System Director-Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Tim Connelly – Government Contract Attorney – Tim Connelly Law PLLC
  • Jeff Chmielewski – Facility Manager – WEC Energy Group
  • Jessie Leonard – Associate Director – Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
  • Aina Vilumsons – CEO – Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

REGISTRATION (CLICK HERE) – when registering at this link, complete both the GoToWebinar and Zoom pages. This will ensure access to the entire event including Networking.

For more information on the full Partnering With Purpose series, click here.



July 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Jessie Leonard
(414) 395-4564
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