by Debra Gould
Debra W. Gould, President of Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. was nominated for an Excellence Award from the Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council (LAMSDC). The nomination puts you among the best that our supplier diversity community has to offer. From our corporations and MBEs to individual buyers and advocates that are so important in ensuring supply chain diversity. It was so exciting to be celebrated and recognized during LAMSDC 40th Anniversary Awards & Scholarship Gala on August 23, 2013 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. since December 2000 is certified with Louisiana Minority Business Development Council and National Office as a minority-owned business. Year 2002 Silver Award Recipient, Year 2003 Nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year and Year 2013 LAMSDC Excellence Award Nomination - Supplier of the Year Tier I
from the Louisiana Minority Business Council.
LAMSDC network serves to promote procurement opportunities among the Council's minority suppliers and nurture relationships between buyers and sellers that increase the number of minority firms actively engaged in corporate supply chains.
The Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council (LAMSDC) provides both advocacy and business development services to certified Asian-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American and African-American owned business enterprises.
The business relationship that Debra Gould & Associates has been able to participate and leverage my company through LAMSDC services that specialize in facilitating new and existing sourcing opportunities from their corporate members to their certified minority owned businesses.
The MBE certification is the designation that Corporate America uses to track direct and indirect spend with businesses owned and controlled by ethnic minority owned suppliers.
Leveraging over 40 years of experience in advocacy and ethnic minority business development, LAMSDC and NMSDC offer:
Sourcing assistance to buyers from our member corporation
Souring assistance to certified MBEs
Access to capital resources
Economic impact assessments
Exclusive networking events
Corporate and MBE training programs
Debra W. Gould, MS is the president of Debra Gould & Associates, Inc. based in New Orleans and provides management consulting and training services to commercial and government clients. Debra is one of the founders of The Ebony Speakers and co-author of the book, Real Women, Real Issues - Positive Collaborations For Business Success. Debra can be reached at: (504) 244-6576, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and website: www:gouldassoc.com
Debra W. Gould
Supplier of the Year Tier I
LAMSDC Excellence Award Nomination
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