What happens when you bring together mission-driven organizations, supplier diversity teams, minority certified businesses, their friends, family, and supporters???
- The nominees and winners who are committed to opening doors, shattering glass ceilings, doing great businesses while also doing good.
- Ways we can continue to partner with each other, while elevating others along the way.
- The challenges and successes we face, while brainstorming ways to overcome them and committing to do more.
- Friendship, allyship, and continued partnership!
- Delivering at the highest level.
Last year was my first time attending the FSMSDC Business Impact Awards. I wasn’t yet a certified MBE.
This year was my first time serving as co-host – and as a certified MBE!
Look at what can happen in a year! Who’s with me?
It was such an honor to work alongside Kirk Gimenez as co-hosts to bring this red carpet awards gala to life – and truly celebrate the strides all of the nominees and winners have made over the last year, and throughout the course of their business!
I am inspired.
Thank you for trusting me as your host – and a HUGE congratulations to the Florida corporate buyers and diverse suppliers who are creating a legacy, and moving the needle towards a more equitable future for us all.
Advocate of the Year: Tonja Graham of Duke Energy Corporation
Buyer of the Year: Rosa Costanzo of Jackson Health System & Jorge Rivera of The ODP Corporation
The President’s Award: Amber Lawhorn of Jackson Health System
Doing Well While Doing Good Award® – Corporate: The ODP Corporation & Shannon Hunter
Doing Well While Doing Good Award® – Minority Business: Coca-Cola Beverages Florida & Kevin Calhoun
Supplier of the Year Awards – Class I: A&P International, Inc. & Ana Maria Quintero Lowry
Supplier of the Year Awards – Class II: Tech Army, LLC & Jay Narang
Supplier of the Year Awards – Class III: BAILEY’S MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES & Trisha Bailey
Supplier of the Year Awards – Class IIII: Zones, LLC & Isolliette Chamorro
Local Corporation of the Year: University of Miami & Keith Murphy Lindsay Collazo
National Corporation of the Year: Duke Energy Corporation & Tonja Graham
When we commit to this mission, we are all winners! Am I right?
Congrats to Monica Cupid, Beatrice Louissaint, Abel Herrera, Desiree Hanson, and the entire FSMSDC team on a fantastic event!