On January 18th, the WB Collective New Orleans hosted a “Doing Business with Salesforce” Supplier Impact event with the Enterprising Women of Color program and WBEC South. More than 20 business owners participated in this hybrid matchmaker event designed to connect small companies with opportunities at Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Salesforce helps companies streamline their marketing, sales, commerce, service and IT teams to work as one from anywhere. 


WBEC South and the Enterprising Women of Color Business Center is proud to partner with

Salesforce who has committed to spend $100 million with Black-owned businesses and $100 million in capital to Black and underrepresented minority founders over the next three years. 


The group heard from Mr. Madison Gunter, Director, Supplier Diversity & Supplier Sustainability Programs at Salesforce, who shared the company’s multi-year plan to engage diverse suppliers in specific areas including: Construction, Data Management, Construction Services, Facilities Management, Event Services, Legal Services, Employee Training and Data Center Support Services. After the presentation, business owners were invited to participate in a 1-on-1 matchmaker session with Mr. Gunter both in-person and virtually throughout the day hosted by the WB Collective.


“We are excited to start 2022 by hosting an impactful engagement with corporate

partners such as Salesforce,” shared Tiffany Carter, Executive Director, Enterprising Women of

Color. “Intentional efforts such as the Salesforce Supplier Matchmaker, illustrates the power of

program partnerships and we look forward to connecting participants with corporate opportunities throughout the year.” 


The Enterprising Women of Color Business Center, powered by WBEC South, empowers

minority women business owners starting or successfully running businesses with the tools and resources needed to create economic self-sufficiency, build generational wealth, and impact their communities. Enterprising Women of Color is a national program open to ALL minority women business owners across the U.S. Keep updated on Enterprising Women of Color events and programs at www.EnterprisngWOC.com.


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