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DSDA to Hold Program Overview at the Women’s Business Center

Posted by DSDA Admin on October 20, 2015 7:35 PM EDT
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The Diverse Supplier Development Academy (DSDA) offers business development, educational and mentoring support to women and minority businesses in Connecticut. The Women’s Business Center, University of Hartford (WBC), is a welcome partner in these efforts, bringing their extensive experience delivering growth solutions to women-owned businesses. 

HARTFORD, CT — 2015 October 20 - The Diverse Supplier Development Academy (DSDA), is a Connecticut non-profit organization with a mission to envelop diverse Connecticut-based businesses with resources that support sustained profitable growth. In partnership with the Women’s Business Center (WBC), University of Hartford, the DSDA will present an in-depth overview of the DSDA program on October 26, 2015. 

“The WBC and the DSDA have a common goal: To help diverse business owners thrive,” explained Ronald C. Licata, Executive Director of the DSDA. “By combining our resources, the DSDA and WBC will be able to offer even more growth services to diverse-owned businesses, and we create opportunities to serve even more Connecticut businesses.” 

The October 26 DSDA overview session will provide detailed information on the intense, six-week series of strategy and growth topics offered through the DSDA program to woman- and diverse-business owners. The DSDA and WBC Entrepreneurial Center work side by side with participating diverse business owners to identify new avenues for growth and success, wrapping all the support services they need into one package. 

“With a large and growing number of women-owned businesses in the country, Connecticut will benefit from even stronger business women,” stated Milena Erwin, WBC Program Manager. “We look forward to having the opportunity to extend our results-oriented services to more women business owners through our partnership with the DSDA.” 

Diverse business owners interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend the October 26 overview meeting to be held at the WBC in Hartford, CT. Please register at https://yn257.infusionsoft.com/app/form/15fall1026meet. 

Organizations interested in partnering with the DSDA may contact Executive Director Ron Licata at ronlicata@dsdact.org. 

About the DSDA: 

The DSDA focuses on supporting diverse businesses that have contributed to economic growth in Connecticut. Sponsors include Eversource Energy, The Travelers Companies, Inc. and UIL Holdings Corporation. In addition, the DSDA partners with The Greater Hartford Chapter of SCORE, the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Center, University of Hartford, and the UConn Law School Intellectual (IP) Property Clinic. 

The DSDA was launched in 2013 with the active participation of Eversource Energy and funding from its Foundation, the Greater Hartford Chapter of SCORE, and input from several diverse businesses during pilots in 2011. The DSDA has successfully served 48 businesses. 

For More Information: 

Follow the DSDA on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/diverse-supplier-development-academy-inc-

Read more DSDA Success Stories at http://www.ctihub.com/show/supplier-development-academy/photos

Media Contact:

Ronald C. Licata, Executive Director
Email: ronlicata@dsdact.org

Phone: (860) 978 1141

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