Programs

Business Leadership Series (Webinar)

USPAACC's Business Leadership Series (BLS), exclusively sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a unique educational opportunity for business people to engage in a meaningful discussion about business experiences in order to grow leadership skills and learn practical management tools for future success.

Over the course of sixteen (16) live webinar sessions, participants will explore current issues in the small and minority business community related to starting, managing and growing an entrepreneurial venture.

Each webinar session will have a Guest Speaker and a topical focus. At the end of the webinar series, participants will have a better understanding of key management know-hows and ideas that will help them to grow their business, or new business idea, into the mainstream marketplace in the U.S., Asia, and/or the Indian Sub-continent.

Who should participate

  • Those just beginning or "starters"
  • Emerging leaders or "builders"
  • Reflective leaders or "thinkers"

Nominate a speaker

We're always looking for experts, enthusiasts and educators to participate in BLS. Nominate a guest speaker for our webinar series.

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Upcoming Webinars

2018 Past Webinars

July 16, 2019

Social Influence: The Power of Online Presence

Speakers

  • Jeremiah Owyang | Founder, Catalyst Companies
  • R. Steve Estrellado | Managing Partner, Estro Digital Communications
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April 30, 2019

How to do Business with Utilities Companies

Speakers

  • Sandra Medina | Senior Manager, Supply Chain, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Michael Herrera | Program Manager, Supplier Diversity and Development, Southern California Edison (SCE)
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April 25, 2019

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Information Webinar

Speakers

  • Pooja Kalapurakkel | ICIC
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April 16, 2019

How to Benefit from Disruptive Innovation

Speakers

  • Rita McGrath | Faculty of Executive Education, Columbia Business School
  • Ryan McManus | CEO and Founder, techtonic.io
  • Po Chi Wu
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February 21, 2019

Startup Fundraising

Speakers

  • Patrick Lee | Co-founder of Hobo Labs Founder, Former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes Executive Producer of "The Heavenly Kings, Rotten Tomatoes, Hobo Labs
  • Holly Liu | Founder, Kabam
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December 06, 2018

Innovation Convergence

Speakers

  • Mike Duke | Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Architect, Wells Fargo
  • Tony Maley | Chief Technology Officer, VDart Digital, Ledgr.
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October 25, 2018

Using Technologies to Enable Customer Success

Speakers

  • Faraz Iqbal | Chief Operating Officer, Naranga
  • Jim Iyoob | Chief Customer Officer, Etech Global Services
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October 09, 2018

Managing and Investing in Your Company's Cybersecurity

Speakers

  • Scott Shackelford | Cybersecurity Program Chair, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University
  • Aswin Unnikrishnan | Head of Cybersecurity Operations, Paramount Software Solutions, Inc
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September 25, 2018

Selling in the Digital Age: How can B2B SMEs best utilize Influencer Marketing?

Speakers

  • Michael Brito | Executive Vice President, Zeno Group
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September 13, 2018

Opportunities for SMEs in Cybersecurity

Speakers

  • Dan Woolley | Founder and Managing Partner, Ponderosa Management Group
  • Matt Whitmarsh | Executive Vice President, ITSourceTEK
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August 21, 2018

Startup Growth and Acceleration

Speakers

  • Brian Wong | Founder & CEO, Kiip
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August 16, 2018

Best and Worst Practices in Sales Management

Speakers

  • Jason Jordan | Founding Partner, Vantage Point Performance
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February 22, 2018

Marketing Made Easy

Speakers

  • Jason Wiley | Creative Engineer, Bridge Agency; VP of Content and Integrated Marketing, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Anson Wu | Managing Creative Director, Fresh Design Studio
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February 12, 2018

Artificial Intelligence & Opportunities for Small Businesses

Speakers

  • Winslow Sargeant | Senior Vice President, International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
  • Rachit Dhir | Vice President, Global Consulting – Healthcare and Insurance
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January 11, 2018

Selling in the Digital Age: How to Generate Sales through Social Media

Speakers

  • Gene Finley | Sr. Insights Manager Sales Solutions, LinkedIn

2017 Past Webinars

December 12, 2017

Succeeding A Family Business: Are You Ready?

Speakers

  • Kirby Wu | President, Wu & Associates
  • Evelyn Kim | CEO & President, US Metro Group, Inc.
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December 05, 2017

How to do business with Google and AT&T

Speakers

  • Joan-Carles R. Brugué | Global Supplier Diversity, AT&T
  • Adrianna Samaniego | Global Supplier Diversity Manager, Business Inclusion, Google
November 10, 2017

C-Suite Women in Tech Industry

Speakers

  • Elaine Chen | , ConceptSpring, MIT
  • Jin Zhang | Vice President of Product, CA Technologies
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October 19, 2017

How to Maintain a Long-lasting Relationships Between Buyers and Suppliers?

Speakers

  • Greg Young | CPSM, C.P.M., Indirect Commodity Manager, Global Business Services, Ingersoll Rand
  • Sidd Ahmed | President & CEO, Vdart Inc.
October 16, 2017

Minority Business Certifications: Why You Need It and How?

Speakers

  • Jackie LaJoie | Supplier Diversity Manager, Ingersoll Rand
  • Rear Admiral (ret) Seán F. Crean | Director, Office of Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration
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September 26, 2017

How to Use CRM to Grow Revenue Faster

Speakers

  • Jason Jordan | Founding Partner, Vantage Point Performance
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2016 Past Webinars

December 15, 2016

USPAACC Success Stories

Speakers

  • Neera Bahl | Past President, USPAACC-SE
  • Nick Patel | COO, CompuGain
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November 15, 2016

Doing Business with Fortune Corporations

Speakers

  • Sandy Cross | Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, PGA of America
  • Itu Otu | Supplier Diversity Manager, Wyndham Worldwide
November 01, 2016

Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

Speakers

  • Anna Kolluri | Founder & CEO, Resourcesys
  • Fenella Kim | President & CEO, Reliance Star Payment Services
October 20, 2016

Business Leadership Series: Government Contracting 101

Speakers

  • Chanel Bankston-Carter | Director of Strategic Outreach and Communications, OSDBU, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Wes Bennett | Division Director for Services Contracting, DARPA
  • Kevin Young | Veteran Management Consultant for Federal Government Contracting Strategy, Marketing and Business Development,
October 11, 2016

Doing Business with Fortune Corporations

Speakers

  • Ruby McCleary | Director, Supplier Diversity, United Airlines
  • Didi Anekwe | Supplier Diversity Consultant, Nationwide
September 27, 2016

Financial Management & Cash Flow

Speakers

  • John Brislin | Director, Seattle Regional Office, EXIM Bank
  • Steve Ward | Senior VP, Small Business Segment Manager, Pacific North Region, Wells Fargo
September 13, 2016

Beyond the Startup Stage: How to Transition a Growing Business

Speakers

  • Myla Ramos | President & CEO, SearchPros Solution
  • Giancarlo Pacheco | CEO, Plan C Agency (PCA)
  • Somkhit Boutchantharaj | President, DFW, Security Protective Force
August 09, 2016

Doing Business with Fortune Corporations

Speakers

  • Megan Weiland | Global Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, AGCO Corporation
  • Lynette Smyer | Supplier Diversity Specialist, State Farm Insurance
July 26, 2016

Millennials as Employees

Speakers

  • Tim Hwang | Founder and CEO , FiscalNote
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June 28, 2016

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Speakers

  • Rob Rohena | CEO, DIR Inc.
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May 10, 2016

Doing Business with Fortune Corporations 101

Speakers

  • Tiffany Williams | Manager, Supplier Inclusion & Diversity, Global Procurement, Accenture
  • Donna Gilmer | Manager, Supplier Diversity, General Motors
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April 26, 2016

Doing Business in Asia

Speakers

  • Susan Au Allen | National President & CEO, USPAACC
  • Richard Cant | North America Director, Dezan Shira & Associates
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April 19, 2016

Federal Contracting 101

Speakers

  • Robert Connolly | Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jose Arietta | Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. Department of the Treasury
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March 29, 2016

Doing Business with Fortune Corporations 101

Speakers

  • Kimberly Moore | Manager, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Robert Pilney | Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, Hartford Financial Services
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March 15, 2016

Success Stories

Speakers

  • Elizabeth Tran | President, TechniSource Service Group, Inc.
  • Yung Lee | President, WinWin Products, Inc.
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2015 Past Webinars

December 16, 2015

Federal Contracting 101

Speakers

  • Kevin Boshears | Director, OSDBU, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Shaunta Johnson | Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Christy Jackiewicz | Small Business Program Manager, General Services Administration
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December 09, 2015

Doing Business with Fortune 100 Corporations 101

Speakers

  • Oliver Turman | Director, Supplier Diversity, AT&T
  • Joan Stormont | Director, Strategic Sourcing, Nationwide
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November 05, 2015

Women in Business: Superwomen?

Speakers

  • Sonu Ratra | President & Co-Founder, Akraya
  • Ying McGuire | VP, International Operations & Business Development, Technology Integration Group (TIG)
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October 13, 2015

Digital Workspaces: How to Move Out of the Office?

Speakers

  • Brandon Luong | Founder, GrindHub
  • Duleek Ranatunga | CEO, Ourotech
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October 06, 2015

Millennials: Hiring the New Generation

Speakers

  • Tony Ray Meyer Jr. | Co-Founder, TestTracks
  • Vincent Kitirattragarn | Founder, Dang Foods
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September 17, 2015

Business Law: Are You Ready to Play in the Game?

Speakers

  • Phi Nguyen | M&A and Corporate Transaction Attorney, Fisher Broyles LLP
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September 03, 2015

A New Business Model: Social Entrepreneurship

Speakers

  • Hewett Chiu | Co-founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President & CEO, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS); Executive Managing Partner, Chiu Group
  • Lily Liu | Co-founder, PublicStuff
August 25, 2015

The Importance of Cash Flow in Financial Management

Speakers

  • Christopher Galang | Small Business Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Ranjini Poddar | Co-Founder & President, Artech Information Systems
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August 06, 2015

Business Ethics: The Moral Compass or Moral Clash?

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July 21, 2015

Family Businesses: A Blessing and a Curse

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July 07, 2015

Innovation Next Door

Speakers

  • Philip Vang | Founder, Foodhini
  • Charles H. Matthews | Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, Founder Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research at Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
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May 14, 2015

Social Media Marketing – Best and Worst Practices

Speakers

  • Sanjay Dalal | CEO, oGoing
  • Adam Khan | Twitter Coach, Head, Digital Transformation/Talent Development, Loreal
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April 28, 2015

Managing and Growing Your Small Business

Speakers

  • Ammu Warrier | President, DCR Workforce
  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti | Director, Master of Tourism Administration, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Initial investor & Partner, Minx Nails
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April 16, 2015

The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Asian Americans and the Minority Business Community

Speakers

  • Kishore Khandavalli | CEO & Chairman, Itech Global Group
  • Jim Chung | Executive Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Washington University; Co-Principal Investigator for the I-Corps Node , National Science Foundation
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March 31, 2015

USPAACC: Past, Present & Future

Speakers

  • Susan Au Allen | National President & CEO, USPAACC
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