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STRATEGIES FOR MWBE CAPACITY BUILDING, CONTRACTS AND COMPLIANCE
AN INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS
MWBE utilization goals are rising to 30%. How will the construction industry meet new goals and support MWBE growth?

This special session is designed to explore strategies for achieving 30% Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) utilization in the construction industry.

First, listen to public sector decision makers share their new programs and strategies for increasing MWBE contract opportunities. Then lean in to a candid roundtable discussion with industry leaders as they engage in an open conversation on the opportunities and solutions to increasing MWBE capacity to take on larger projects, new approaches to structuring contracts for smaller companies and compliance requirements that must be considered in the process.

 

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

If you are an MWBE, plan on attending a session designed to provide you with strategic takeaways to grow your business.

Prime contractors will better understand the State’s new requirements for utilization, new increased transparencies in the procurement process and strategies for complying with MWBE utilization requirements.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• What types of contracts make sense for your business
 
• How to identify new relationships with prime contractors who will be interested in
    your services
 
• What new programs are in place to increase transparency in the procurement process
 
• What MWBEs and prime contractors must consider to meet regulatory compliance
    requirements
 
• Where new contract opportunities are emerging

SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION
Lourdes Zapata
Executive Director
Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women Business Enterprises
KEYNOTE REMARKS
Alphonso B. David
Counsel to Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo
Office of the New York State Governor
SPECIAL REMARKS
Rebecca A. Seawright
Assembly Member, 76th District
New York State Assembly
PANELISTS
Magalie D. Austin
Chief Diversity and Industry
Relations Officer
NYC Department of Design and
Construction

 

Deborah Bradley
President
Deborah Bradley Construction

 

Stephanie Burns
Director
Community Affairs
Turner Construction

 

Michael Clay
Director
Opportunity Programs
DASNY
Louis J. Coletti
President
Building Trades Employers Association
Lorraine D'Angelo
President
LDA Compliance Consulting
RoAnn M. DeStito
Commissioner
NYS Office of General Services
Michael J. Garner, MBA
Chief Diversity Officer
MTA
Joseph Hernandez
Diversity Consultant
The New New York Bridge Project
Cheryl McKissack Daniel
President
McKissack
Nayan Parikh
President
Ashnu International
Anthony Peterson
Director of Diversity Programs
Battery Park City Authority
Denise Richardson
Executive Director
General Contractors Association
renee sacks, PH.D.
Executive Director
Women Builders Council
Suzanne Veira
Senior Director
Business Development
NYC School Construction Authority
Sandra Wilkin
President
Bradford Construction

 

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REGISTER

MWBE - $95 | WBC Members - $95 | Regular Ticket - $150

Program

         
  7:45 AM – 8:20 AM   NETWORKING BREAKFAST  
         
  8:20 AM – 8:30 AM   INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOME  
         
      Deborah Bradley, President, Women Builders Council  
         
      Stephanie Burns, Vice President, Women Builders Council  
         
  8:30 AM – 8:45 AM   A ROADMAP FOR ACHIEVING 30%  
         
      KEYNOTE REMARKS  
      Alphonso B. David, Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Office of the New York State Governor  
         
      REMARKS  
      Lourdes Zapata, Executive Director, Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women
Business Enterprises
 
         
  8:45 AM – 8:50 AM   SPECIAL REMARKS  
         
      Rebecca A. Seawright, Assembly Member, 76th District,
New York State Assembly
 
         
  8:50 AM – 9:20 AM   PUBLIC SECTOR STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING MWBE PARTICIPATION
 
         
      PUBLIC SECTOR DECISION MAKERS  
         
      Magalie D. Austin, Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer NYC Department of Design and Construction  
         
      Michael Clay, Director, Opportunity Programs, DASNY  
         
      Michael J. Garner, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer, MTA  
         
      RoAnn M. DeStito, Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services  
         
      Anthony Peterson, Director of Diversity Programs, Battery Park City Authority  
         
      Suzanne Veira, Senior Director, Business Development, NYC School Construction Authority  
         
  9:20 AM – 9:30 AM   AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  
         
  9:30 AM – 10:15 AM   INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE: OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTION  
         
      Moderator: Renee Sacks, Ph.D., Executive Director, Women Builders Council  
         
      THE MWBES  
         
      Deborah Bradley, President, Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services  
         
      Sandra Wilkin, President, Bradford Construction  
         
      Nayan Parikh, President, Ashnu International  
         
      Cheryl McKissack, President, McKissack  
         
      PRIVATE SECTOR DECISION MAKERS  
         
      Louis J. Coletti, President, Building Trades Employers Association  
         
      Lorraine D’Angelo, President, LDA Compliance Consulting  
         
      Joseph Hernandez, Diversity Consultant, The New NY Bridge Project  
         
      Denise Richardson, Executive Director, General Contractors Association  
         
  10:15 AM – 10:30 AM   AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS  
     
* Invited
 


 

Battery Park City has achieved worldwide acclaim as a successful exercise in community renewal. Through a public/private partnership between the Battery Park City Authority and private developers, this planned community has become a blueprint for urban development.

     
 

 

Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services, Inc. (DBC) is a full-service General Contractor and Construction Management Consultant to institutional and educational facilities, and public agencies and authorities throughout New York and the Tri-State Area.

     
 

 

At Bradford Construction Corporation, we define ourselves by our people, leadership, expertise and integrity. For more than two decades, project by project, we have built a solid reputation for providing strategic construction management services. We charted a course that began in 1989 as a certified woman business enterprise (WBE) with a single vision to create a quality construction management firm.

     
 

 

At Grassi & Co., started in 1980 with an empty file cabinet, a desk and a savvy businessman named Lou Grassi, who possessed a keen insight into the necessary components of success. After more than a quarter century, Grassi & Co. is now one of the nation’s elite accounting firms and the 75th largest firm in the US. Also ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the 18th largest accounting firm in New York and by Long Island Business News as the 7th largest on Long Island, Grassi & Co. is a full-service tax, accounting, and business advisory firm with New York City offices in Manhattan, NY and Long Island, NY.

     

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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contact us

WOMEN BUILDERS COUNCIL

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

T: 212.317.2400

F: 347.826.1959

E: info@wbcnyc.org

 

LOCATION & PARKING

Club 101 is located on Park Avenue between East 40th and 41st Streets, just south of Grand Central Terminal.
The club enjoys close proximity to the Metro North Rail Road and the 4, 5, 6, 7, and Shuttle subway lines at Grand Central.

 

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178


Parking is conveniently available on the lower level through QuikPark (212-661-7493).
Parking garage entrance is on 40th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue.