" I was thoroughly impressed by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Summit organized by the Office of Access and Opportunity this past Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. As a naturalized Latina Attorney and entrepreneur here in the Commonwealth, my expectations were surpassed by the warm welcome and nurturing environment which all participants fostered at this event."
Claudia Baeza, Attorney at Law & New Media Designer for Learning Institutions & Museum Consultant
After speaking with many of the summit's participants, I believe that it was a near perfect event offering quick learning and a view to how business adaptability is needed for a diversified marketplace. In addition to a day of enthusiasm from all … the panelists and moderators did a very good job of providing understanding, technical, and analytical skills that are necessary to have a successful business. Karl Nurse, Karl Nurse Communications and Chairman, Massachusetts Black Business Alliance
"The Summit was great and a much needed value-add for the Commonwealth's small business community."
Perry Catchings, Prime Organics, Inc.
"The Summit was extremely useful. I thought the panels were excellent. I enjoyed meeting my fellow certified businesses; we exchanged experiences and helped one another out. I hope this will become a permanent annual event."
Janice Leahy, Dahn & Leahy, LLP
Congratulations to the Office of Access and Opportunity for organizing a successful supplier diversity summit. Kudos for bringing together a great group of participants, attendees and topics around a critical and relevant issue - the business case for diversity. Glad to see the Commonwealth begin to further embrace such a practice.
Alexis Brooks, VP, Marketing & Communications, Inside Cable