Kathey is a nationally recognized small business strategist and award winning supplier diversity expert with an impressive cadre of experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship.
She was recognized as Advocate of the Year - Supplier Diversity by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council.
A sought after subject matter expert, Kathey is a frequent speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, small business development/entrepreneurship, women's entrepreneurship and empowerment and diversity and inclusion and has been the featured small business expert in ESSENCE magazine. Her other involvements include an appointment to the State of Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development and leadership roles on several state and national advisory committees.
Advocate of the Year - Supplier Diversity, Honoree
Advocate of the Year, Nominee
Fierce Awards, Honoree, Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine
Woman on the Move, Honoree, ONYX Magazine
NAACP Image Awards, Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work - Non-fiction
50 Billion Dollar Boss is worth every penny! This valuable book assembles the advice and experiences of some of the nation’s most successful black women entrepreneurs
ALFRED EDMOND, BLACK ENTERPRISE
As the Co-Founder of Essence, a magazine that for over 45 years has been there to herald the intelligence, beauty, resourcefulness, courage and huge spending power of African American women, I have witnessed the tremendous odds they have had to overcome to be recognized for their economic power potential and capability. The number of African American female entrepreneurs continues to grow. Brava to the authors and contributors to this long overdue, significant chronicle acknowledging the tenacity, the brilliance and the extraordinary role African American women have played and their continuing influence on the economy of America.
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