For forty years, WRMSDC has fought discrimination against minority entrepreneurs in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. On December 7, 2017, we will have spent 14,700 days helping people of color grow and develop their companies. These entrepreneurs, in turn, feed their families, send their children to school, spend their money within their own community, and hire from within that community. Like a drop of water sending ripples through an ocean, entrepreneurs of color will go on to impact more families, more children, and create more jobs and opportunities in their community. At the end of the day, WRMSDC helps families of color – and we don’t do it in a vacuum. On December 7, our 14,700th day, we will hold our Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon to honor the allies who have joined us on our fantastic forty-year voyage and who, with their time and passion, make a difference every day in the lives of men, women, and children of color.
We’ve just added Sekou Andrews – The Poetic Voice as our special guest. Sekou has performed for Barack Obama (in Oprah’s back yard!) and Maya Angelou and onstage with Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Carlos Santana. It is no surprise that Forbes Magazine has called Sekou “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” With a delivery that’s part rap, part old-school revival, he’s a one-man antidote to the daily doldrums.
Date & Time:
December 7, 2017
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High Heels Are Not Advised
We Suggest that you give yourself ample time to both drive to the venue and park. Remember, this is San Francisco! SFO is 15 miles away and the Oakland Airport is 20 miles away. Please build in some time for traffic and parking.
|11:30 AM – 12:00 PM||Onboarding & Networking|
|12:00 PM – 12:10 PM||Captain’s Safety Announcement & Welcome|
|12:10 PM – 1:10 PM||Dining, Networking, Photoshoot, & Music|
|1:10 PM – 1:30 PM||Entertainment – Slam Poet Sekou Andrews|
|1:30 PM – 1:45 PM||Closing Remarks|
|1:45 PM – 2:45 PM||Networking, Photoshoot, Silent Auction, Raffle & Music|
|2:10 PM||Silent Auction Closes|
|2:20 PM||Announce Winners of Silent Auction & Raffle|
|2:45 PM – 3:00 PM||Docking & Disembarkation|
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WRMSDC supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. Our parent organization, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, helps over 12,000 minority businesses connect with major Fortune 500 corporations and their buyers every year. Please visit us online at www.wrmsdc.org.
80 Swan Way, Suite 245
Oakland, CA 94621