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Vanessa Pennoyer    

President of Go 2 Girl, LLC

Vanessa Pennoyer is President of Go 2 Girl LLC, a Business Development firm. Her focus is working exclusively with diverse business owners (including women, minorities, veterans, and LGBTQ+) through multiple certifications (including state, federal, local, and 3rd party entities) to gain access to supplier diversity opportunities. She's processed hundreds of applications submissions in 24 states with 99% awarded rate. Companies also come to Go 2 Girl to establish and develop transparent and robust supplier diversity programs.

Pennoyer has received Member of the Year (NAWBO KY, 2022) and Corporate Partner of the Year (NAWBO KY, 2023) as well as the Greatest Ally Award (Derby Diversity Business Summit, 2023).

Speech Topics

I'm too small to have a supplier diversity program

Everyone can be intentional with how and who they spend money with for their business. We'll uncover how to start and track metrics to align values with major corporations and government entities.

How to do business with State and Local Governments

Learn to navigate and find open records, transparency, budgets and opportunities.

Navigate SAM.GOV

The government system has changed so many times the last few years. If you can get through the registration process, how do you find opportunities?

This session takes you through the process and shows audience how to build search criteria and also utilize resources such as

Should I Get Certified?

How to's for women, minority, veterans, disabled, and disadvantage (hubzone) owners.

Would a diverse business certification benefit my business? Find out more about what a certification means. Pennoyer is well versed in the process and can explain any documents needed (and if they are necessary/required).

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