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USPAACC WORKSHOP - HOW TO CHOOSE AND BECOME A "SUPPLIER OF CHOICE" IN TODAY'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

  • March 16, 2021
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
  • Virtual

Especially designed for minority and diverse businesses, we will show you:

  • How minority and diverse businesses position their company as a supplier of choice to large public or private corporations
  • In following business opportunities, how to prepare to work with corporations whose performance is rated by investors and risk assessors under environmental, social, and/or governance (ESG) criteria
  • How investors and risk assessors review, evaluate and make investments in businesses of various sizes and industries
  • What corporations could do to support minority and diverse suppliers to get on this train

Agenda

  • 2:00 - Opening remark by Susan Allen
  • 2:03 - Remark by Gwen Migita
  • 2:08 - Presentation by Elizabeth Lowery
  • 2:38 - Q&A with the audience
  • 2:55 - Closing remark by Susan Allen

Opening: Susan Au Allen, National President & CEO, USPAACC

Upon receiving her law degree in 1984, Susan founded the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Education Foundation (USPAACC) with a group of business and civic leaders in Washington, DC and California, to bring the diverse Pan Asian American business and professional people together as one unified voice in business, commerce and trade. In 2001, she won two Federal cases for her small business clients, took sabbatical leave from her law practice, and became USPAACC National President & CEO.

Long an effective advocate for small businesses in the US Congress, the Executive Branch, corporate America and the media, Susan achieved a new level of influence when President George H.W. Bush appointed her to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States where she served from 1991 to 1996.

Susan has been a frequent guest at the Executive Branch and Congressional events that address issues affecting America’s small, minority and women business communities. Her participation in these forums plays an important role in shaping the national agenda on the economy.

She is frequently approached by the media to comment on small and Asian American businesses, US-Asia commerce and trade, and Asian American women executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals.


Moderator
: Gwen Migita, Vice President Social Impact, Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Caesars Entertainment

Working with more than 70,000 team members at 50 domestic and international resorts, Gwen sets the strategy, direction and management goals for Caesars Entertainment’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives including Responsible Gaming, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), sustainability, community involvement and social impact.

Gwen leads the industry in assessing macro trends and issues that may affect the business and development goals. She is on the forefront of utilizing customer data and spending behavior to show that strong CSR programs deliver purpose and a positive financial outcome. Her work involves human rights, social impact, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), investor research issues and outcomes based on the corporate responsibility strategy.

Gwen is currently the DEI Committee Chair for Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, on the Executive Committee of Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Trustee Chair of Impact NV. She and her wife Cuc Vu enjoy parenting their budding social justice advocates: Max (7) and Ava (5) in their pseudo spare time.


Speaker
: Elizabeth Lowery, Board Member, Denali Water Solutions; Member, Corporate Eco Forum Advisory Board

Elizabeth Lowery is formerly the Managing Director of Sustainability and ESG at TPG. Beth joined TPG after a 20-year career with General Motors Company where she was a member of GM’s Senior Leadership Group as Corporate Vice President, Environment, Energy & Safety Policy and Secretary to the Public Policy Committee of the GM Board of Directors. She also served as General Counsel for GM—North America. Beth has held various executive positions, including Senior Knowledge Leader and a Principal of GreenOrder at LRN, where she was focused on working with global enterprises to develop sustainability strategies and initiatives. Beth was also a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and a law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice G. Mennen Williams. She has served on several non-profit boards including the World Environment Center, InForum Center for Leadership, Keystone Center and the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers. Her primary responsibilities within TPG included leading the Sustainability and ESG program development, strategy and deployment across the Firm, engaging with portfolio companies to build sustainable businesses, and assisting deal teams on due diligence matters. Ms. Lowery was a member of the PRI Private Equity Advisory Committee and is currently a Board Member of Denali Water Solutions, a member of the Caesars Entertainment CSR External Advisory Board and on the Corporate Eco Forum Advisory Board

This is an unmissable event for minority and diverse businesses. Please register in advance to save your spot!

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