NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 – The Women Presidents’ Organization is pleased to announce that Wells Fargo, the exclusive sponsor of WPO’s Platinum Program – a program consisting of over one hundred entrepreneurs who generate average annual gross revenues of $40 million and above – will sponsor the third annual Platinum Summit. The daylong event will be held on April 30, the day before the start of the WPO Annual Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Wells Fargo.
The Wells Fargo partnership with WPO’s Platinum Program focuses on stimulating business opportunities to drive successful, second-stage businesses to the next level of profitability. WPO has seven Platinum Groups, six in North America and one in South Africa.
The Summit will offer a highly-interactive experience, using case studies and a group simulation experience led by Harvard Business School Professor Dr. David Ager. Participants will also meet one-on-one with supplier diversity representatives in matchmaker sessions. These are designed to acquaint Platinum Group members with procurement professionals, to increase access to future contracting opportunities.
The keynote speaker at the Platinum Summit will be Sarah House, Director and Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Securities, who covers the U.S. macro economy, including the labor market, inflation trends, and business investment.
“Wells Fargo recognizes the significant and growing power of women-owned businesses and their profound impact on the nation’s economy. We want to provide the resources and support that these fast growth businesses need in order to thrive,” said Regina O. Heyward, senior vice president and head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo.
“Wells Fargo has a deep history of supporting women-owned businesses and providing women access to capital and financial services. The company recognizes the power, drive and potential of women entrepreneurs and is committed to helping them achieve continued success,” said Dr. Marsha Firestone, President & Founder, Women Presidents’ Organization.