Heather Cox, President and Co-Founder of Certify My Company, a supplier diversity consultancy firm again joins Enterprise Radio to talk about their USBLN Certification.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Heather Cox discuss the following:
- Tell me about Certify My Company, why did you start the company?
- Are you diversity certified?
- What is WBENC and USBLN?
- Why did you choose to get your disability owned business enterprise certification from USBLN?
- Why is it important that people with disabilities have a national certification agency? How can these certifications, these suppliers help their clients/customers?
Heather Cox is a tireless advocate for diversity. She is a business executive, seminar director, public speaker and marketer whose business venture is helping to make the business world more closely resemble the real world. Heather co-founded Certify My Company after her own frustrating exposure to the WBE certification process opened her eyes to the challenges facing small, diverse businesses.
As president of CMC, Heather works with both diverse businesses and corporations. She assists diverse businesses with all aspects of certification, helps to increase their visibility in supplier markets, and connects certified businesses with the corporations eager to do business with them. Heather educates corporations about diversity practices and collaborates with managers of supplier diversity programs to help them reach their diversity goals, including a coveted seat at the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
Heather enjoys being a corporate matchmaker, facilitating relationships and the sharing of knowledge through networking events and seminars. She is an accomplished sales and operations executive with over a decade of experience, primarily with small to medium sized businesses; a natural teacher and thought leader and a motivating presence on any stage. Heather’s passion for supporting diversity in business extends beyond her roles at CMC.
She currently sits on the board of the national and regional forums for Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West , and has held past posts with the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO-NY), WBENC National Council, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Advisory Board for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Away from her many professional pursuits, Heather enjoys not relaxing with her husband and five small children. This former acrogymnast, tightrope walker and juggler knows just how to balance her hectic life – with yoga, DIY projects and baking. A seasoned traveler and student of the world, Heather earned her BA in Spanish Language from the University of Texas at Austin, and still remembers most (some?) of it.
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