Small Business Strategist, Supplier Diversity Expert and Business Author Joins Macmillan Speakers Bureau

ATLANTA, GA – 01-17-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — BusinessFAB Media is pleased to announce that Founder and President Kathey Porter has signed a representation agreement with the Macmillan Speakers Bureau in New York City. Ms. Porter joins a deep roster of notable authors, experts, thought leaders and influencers in their respective industries. 

Macmillan Speakers has access to today’s leading thought-provoking authors and experts. Whether it be the next big thing in business, health, science, politics or popular culture, Macmillan Speakers help event organizers find speakers uniquely positioned to have optimal impact, and because of the breadth of the organization, have access to a diverse range of talent for any audience and any budget. They are committed to meeting the needs of event planners from any and every organization and places its speakers with a wide range of clients and types of engagements including corporate gatherings, trade shows, educational conferences, public and private events.“It is my honor to join the talented league of speakers and the professional team at Macmillan Speakers,” said Ms. Porter. “I look forward to communicating my experience, successfully and strategically connecting small, diverse and woman-owned businesses to contract opportunities as well as sharing my entrepreneurial experience as a woman-owned, veteran-owned business. I want to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, specifically women entrepreneurs, to success through business-to-business opportunities and enlighten organizations on how to engage and partner with these dynamic businesses to their competitive advantage,” says Ms. Porter.
About Kathey Porter:Kathey is a nationally recognized small business strategist and award winning supplier diversity expert with experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. She was recently 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 spoken at events for The Conference Board, Essence Festival, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Black Women’s Expo, National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) and the University of Florida, to name a few and was appointed to the State of Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development
An adjunct instructor for over 10 years, she has lectured at several colleges and universities including University of Florida – Warrington College of Business, Virginia Tech – Pamplin College of Business, Savannah State University and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She is a contributor to local and national business platforms including AMEX Business Trends and Insights and was the featured small business expert in ESSENCE magazine. She is the host of the podcast Becoming BusinessFAB…Fearless, Awesome, Boss and the author of two books – 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction and Implementing Supplier Diversity: Driver of Entrepreneurship, both published by Palgrave Macmillan. For more information, visit: https://www.katheyporter.com/
About Macmillan Speakers:Macmillan Speakers is a division of Macmillan Publishers, a global media company. We are dedicated to bringing our talent to audiences across the country and the globe, working with meeting planners to ensure an enthralling and captivating event. Macmillan Speakers is at the hub of one of the world’s great publishing houses, and we have access to some of the most fascinating thought leaders in the marketplace, from bestselling novelists and historians to politicians, business leaders, and more. About Macmillan Publishers:Macmillan Publishers, a distinctive group of publishing companies, has a rich history in the book industry. Our companies publish a broad range of quality works—including award-winning fiction and nonfiction, and inspired and much-loved children’s books. A forward-looking company dedicated to making our books available in whatever format our readers prefer, and we foster reader discussion through innovative community websites. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment. U.S. publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt and Company; Picador; St. Martin’s Press; Tor/Forge; Macmillan Audio; Flatiron Books; and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Macmillan Publishers is based in New York City, Macmillan Publishers is a global trade publishing company, owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and around the world. Macmillan Speakers/Macmillan Publishers: https://www.macmillanspeakers.com/

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