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ODOS Government Contracts Session 3.0African American Women of Color Entrepreneurs are about to change the narrative. We are the fastest growing entrepreneur segment of the country, are the least likely to have access to resources. Well, we are about to pivot to the next level, creating funding resources and growing sustainable businesses. In the month of November, we will have a series of informational virtual webinars to empower African American Women of Color and guide them through the Government Contracts Spaces. Women all over the world are creating businesses, and many African American women in spite of the pandemic are foraging forward through economic oppression, lack of credit, and lack of banking relationships. We want to build collective economics, partnership, and a global footprint. As United States citizens we can compete and bid in the government contract globally. The US Government is the largest corporation in the world and government contracts are a trillion-dollar industry. When the economy is down and especially in the midst of a global pandemic, the government contract space is very active. We want to help African American women and Black and Brown female entrepreneurs to grow their presence in this government contract space. Over the month of November, we will share expertise in government contracts, what opportunities are available, and how to obtain training for certifications, how to land corporate contracts, Supplier Diversity, and building business credit. This year ODOS Synergy Services has been fortunate to partner with the CA Department of General Services Agency. How Do We Pivot and Expose more Women of Color To This Space?A. What are the business needs?B. What are the challenges?C. How do we gain access?D. What we need to do to pivot and expose more women of color in this space? Charlotta Carter, Moderator, CEOGRI TECH Solutions, CASBA Advisory, ODOS Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Leadership Council. Keynote Speaker for this final series VERNITA NAYLORBackground:* Published Author (B.E.S.T. Publishing) – Speaking in Colors and Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting* Founder/Owner, Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)* Inspirational Speaker* Cultural Equity Advisor* Chosen Top 100 and 50 Small Pioneering Business Nationwide (Two Years In A Row)* White House Invitee to Discuss Business Best Practices* Small Business Ambassador Speaker on Capitol Hill*Former Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council MBEIC Vice-ChairCOMMUNITY, BUSINESS, AND SUPPORT SERVICES:* Small Business Majority Council* Former U.C. Berkeley Black Alumni Club* Former Alameda County Parks, Recreation and Historical Commissioner* Former West Oakland Bart Station Community Advisory Council (WOBS CAC) Co-Chair* Former WOBS CAC Small Business, Retail, Art & Culture ChairCertified Construction Project Manager, U.C. BerkeleyBusiness Manager, B.S., SFSUwww.jabezenterprisegroup.comservices@jabezenterprisegroup.com1-800-865-0701 (office) ODOS founder Lisa Riley, Richmond, CaEstablished in 2019, ODOS is a 501c3 nonprofit advocating for Women of Color Global Entrepreneurs. African American female entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing segment in the United States however the least likely funded. Many underserved entrepreneurs are experiencing inequities and disparate treatment including access to financial resources, credit, banking relationships, and angel funding. Many financially bootstrap their businesses. The Pandemic and federal Payment Protection Act has failed this niche segment, and many are losing their businesses. ODOS provides economic development education resources , conferences and information. In 2021 we hope to raise money to provide grants to female entrepreneurs to assist them in scaling their businesses. ODOS Launched the Changing the Narrative Petition Economic Financial Equity for African American female owned businesses in CaliforniaWe've launched a CA statewide petition advocating for financial resources, mentoring, and incubator programs for underrepresented African American females with home-based businesses making $50K and below. Please support our petition by signing and sharing. Upcoming ODOS Launches in 2020ODOS Budget Planner 2021We will launch a 12-month planner featuring 12 African American female entrepreneur businesses, Michelle Obama quotes, and budget goals. PartnershipsGovernor's Office of Business & Economic Development FB & TW: @CaliforniaOSBA │ #GetDigital CAStrategic partnership with the Department of General Services (DGS) Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS). If you are an African American female entrepreneur or interest in supporting ODOS on behalf of female entrepreneurs go to our website:

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  • November 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM Ended
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Government Contracts Session 3.0 : How Do We Pivot and Expose more Women of Color To This Space?

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