Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32WSSC’s 6th Annual Women Business Owners Expo WSSC’S “Leap to Fleet” Event The SLMBE Office hosted our signature event, the Women Business Owners Expo (“Expo”), on March 31, 2016. After two years and countless requests to revive our event, we brought it back and it was better than ever. The attendance and feedback was phenomenal. The theme for this year’s Expo was “R U A Game Changer?” The event was held in March to celebrate Women’s History Month and to highlight women business owners in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The purpose of this event is to provide women business owners with the opportunity to learn more about local programs that are available to assist them with their businesses and aligns with SLMBE’s tenet of Supplier Development. The Expo provided the women business owners exposure to WSSC’s contracting opportunities by meeting representatives from WSSC’s major contracting areas: Architecture and Engineering; Construction; Goods and Services; and Professional Services. The event featured six keynote speakers, thirty organizational partners (external exhibitors from the Supplier Diversity community) and ten enrichment workshops. Highlights of the event included the following: opening remarks from then-Commissioner Mary Hopkins-Navies; the presentation of two awards presented by the first woman General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO) in the Commission’s history, Carla A. Reid to: awardee Sharon Moore-Jackson of Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division; and awardee Dawn Jackson of NuDawn Marketing. GM/ CEO Reid announced five contracting opportunities exclusive to new suppliers. The event had a record- breaking attendance of over 450 participants and received phenomenal feedback. On February 29, 2016, the SLMBE Office, in conjunction with the Strategic Sourcing Fleet Team hosted the inaugural Fleet Event. The event provided suppliers and vendors with an opportunity to meet representatives from WSSC’s Fleet and Logistics Operations and Fleet contracting personnel from other local organizations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area, to discuss the procurement of fleet, fuel, tires, maintenance and equipment. The plenary event included representation from the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Montgomery County Division of Fleet Management Services, the City of Baltimore’s Bureau of Purchases, the Prince George’s County Office of Central Services and the University of Maryland’s Motor Transportation Services. The event also featured demonstrations of some of WSSC’s vehicles. There were approximately 40 attendees. “Montgomery County Government attended WSSC’s 2016 Women Business Owners Expo. We were delighted to discuss our programs with the business owners attending the conference. As a result, we increased the number of vendors in our database and provided contracting opportunities.” DeVance Walker, Jr., Sr. Manager Business Procurement Development Montgomery County Mary Hopkins-Navies, (former WSSC Commissioner) and Carla A. Reid, GM/CEO with WSSC’s Executive Women and the 2016 WBO Expo Speakers Jon Sims, Group Leader, WSSC Fleet Services 20 WSSC SLMBE Program Performance Results Report FY 2016