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Supplier Diversity Events

Highmark proudly supports and participates in special events to encourage the engagement and growth of diverse suppliers. View listings of past events in our archives.

Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC)

Sponsor: Highmark Health
Date: Oct. 31
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Penn Avenue Place, 501 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

This is a free educational matchmaking event featuring keynote speaker Michele Ruiz, CEO Ruiz Strategies and Communications Specialist.

RSVP to by Thursday, October 26, 2017. (subject to space availability)

Michele Ruiz is a communication specialist, bi-lingual entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker whose passions include entrepreneurship, empowerment, all things communication, content marketing, social media and technology.

Through her personal brand, "Michele Ruiz", she is focused on educating, inspiring and empowering business owners, women and minorities. She shares her experiences with her nearly 100k followers across all channels through blogging, video blogging, and public speaking. She also represents Fortune 1000 companies as a brand ambassador, has authored a communications book for the legal industry, and has two more books in the pipeline.

Time Topic Presenter
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Registration
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Welcome/Keynote — "How to Deliver Your Winning Pitch!" Karen Hanlon, EVP and CFO Highmark Health/ Michele Ruiz, CEO Ruiz Strategies
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Access to Capital: How to Find Funding for Your Business Highmark Ventures/PNC Bank/Small Business Administration
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Informal Matchmaking Highmark Health Procurement Team
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Construction/Renovation Contractor Requirements (Invitation Only) Highmark Health
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking