GSBA Supplier Diversity Forum

GSBA Supplier Diversity Forum

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 8:00 AM - Wednesday, September 20, 2023 11:00 AM (PDT)


GSBA Supplier Diversity Forum- September 19 & 20, 2023 

Thank you to our Presenting Partner Wells Fargo and Supporting Partner T-Mobile

This two-day event will connect certified small businesses with corporate and government entities in order to explore opportunities to do business together. Day One, in person, includes learning opportunities, mingling over breakfast and lunch, and a Pitch Competition where the winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2024 NGLCC Conference (conference fee, hotel and airfare) courtesy of Wells Fargo. To qualify, you must be a GSBA member, LGBTQ Certified or in process of certification.

If you are interested in applying to participate in the Pitch Competition, please fill out this form in addition to registering: 

On day two, supplier businesses will connect virtually with buyers Supplier Diversity Officers in round robin style matchmaking sessions. 

Can't attend both days? No problem! Please select which day you plan to attend when you register. 

Who is invited to attend: 

All minority-owned businesses eligible for or already certified under: LGBTBE, women-owned, African American-owned, Hispanic American-owned, Asian American-owned, disabled-owned, Veteran-owned are invited to attend and participate in this event.  


Pitch competition is exclusive to GSBA members who are LGBTBE certified. 

Event Schedule: 

September 19 - Day 1

In-Person at the DocuSignTower- 42nd Floor

Breakfast and Lunch provided by Thyme Well Spent Catering

  • 8:30am - Arrival, Coffee, and Breakfast,  
  • 9am - Program start and Welcome 
  • 9:20am - Fireside Chat hosted by Roby Schapira from Wells Fargo
  • 10:20am - Break 
  • 10:40am - Corporate Panel hosted by Roby Schapira from Wells Fargo and including Stacie Hardwood from T-Mobile and Monzelle McWilliams from Boeing 
  • 11:30am - Lunch Break and Mingling 
  • 12:30pm-3:00pm - LGBTBE Pitch Competition 

*If you are a certified business and a GSBA Member and would like to be a part of the Pitch Competition, please fill out this form: 



September 20 - Day 2

Virtual Matchmaker -A Zoom link will be provided to you after you register.

Timeline: 9am-11am

9am- Join us online for round robin matchmaking sessions with Supplier Diversity Officers from corporations including Starbucks, T-Mobile, Boeing, Wells Fargo and more.  

In these matchmaking sessions, you meet in small break-out groups with each participating corporation and government entity, gaining the latest information about their supplier diversity program, how you can do business with them and how your business can access future opportunities. You’ll then each have a chance to pitch your business and learn how you may be able to connect for contract opportunities. 

Special thanks to our Day 2 Community Partners:

DocuSign Tower
999 3rd Ave
Seattle, 98104 United States

Day One, September 19 is In-Person at the DocuSign Tower in Downtown Seattle

Day Two, September 20, is virtual. You will be sent a Zoom link when you register.

Event Contact
Remi Tinerella
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 8:00 AM - Wednesday, September 20, 2023 11:00 AM (PDT)

Event Schedule: 

September 19- Day 1- 8am-3pm In-Person at the Docusign Tower- 42nd Floor  

September 20- Day 2- 9am-11am Virtual Matchmaker  

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