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From September 28-29, 2021, the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference will bring together 1,000+ certified women-owned businesses from around the country, corporate and government supplier diversity, and procurement professionals. The conference will address the needs of emerging and established business owners.
Lydia Michael will be presenting on the topic Reassessing your brand strategy as a top priority in 2021 on September 28, 2021.
Register here if you’re a woman-certified business.
The Great Pitch Competition
15 WBEs (women-owned enterprises) including Blended Collective will give their business pitch the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference in the semi-finale to compete for $2,500 grand prize and Crain’s Detroit Business Subscriptions.
Blended Speaker Event Series
Blended: Multicultural Auto Buying During COVID-19
To continue our Speaker Event Series, we presented our first virtual event that was originally planned to take place during the North American International Auto Show in June 2020. The pandemic has had a severe impact on the automotive industry globally. In response, aspects of our multicultural buying behavior have been impacted. Click here to watch the replay of our panel.
This panel is supported by the German American Business Council of Michigan.
Blended: Design, Diversity and the DSO
Sept. 13, 2019 at ArcPrep / Michigan Research Studio, Detroit
Blended Collective and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s NextGen Committee partnered to host a special edition Blended event as part of Detroit Month of Design in September 2019, combining their shared values of diversity and inclusion in the context of music and design. “Blended: Design, Diversity, and the DSO”, hosted by Blended Collective through its quarterly speaker event series, featured a DSO musician who led the audience through an exploration of diversity in design through music. The event included a lecture, interactive music instrument station, and musical performance by DSO Principal trombonist Kenneth Thompkins.
Read more about our Speaker Series Event supported by Absopure and TechTown Detroit — Blended: Diversity & Tech in Detroit.
Read more about our event sponsored by Sigma Financial Corporation — Blended: How the Financial Industry is Answering the Multicultural Question
Dec. 4, 2018 at WeWork Campus Martius, Detroit
Panelists (left to right): Fares Ksebati – CEO & Co-Founder at MySwimPro, Rajoielle Register – Head of Growth Audience Marketing Communications at Ford Motor Company, Wilson Santiago-Soler – Multicultural Campaign Manager at Quicken Loans.
Blended: The Intersection of Culture and Design Special Edition Women’s Panel in Partnership with Detroit Month of Design
Sept. 5, 2018 at LTU Detroit Center for Design + Technology, Detroit
Moderator and Panelists (left to right): Lydia Michael – CEO & Founder at Blended Collective, Felicia E. Molnar – Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Reem Akkad – Founder & Interior Designer at Reem Akkad Design, Karen Hudson Samuels – Executive Director at WGPR TV Historical Society, Sally Erickson Wilson – Chair of Graduate Studies/Color & Materials Design at College for Creative Studies.
June 27, 2018 at Bamboo Detroit, Detroit
Moderator and Panelists (left to right): Lydia Michael – CEO & Founder at Blended Collective, Maria Arellano – Multicultural Art Director at UniWorld Group (previously), Florian Kotte – Validation Engineer at German Supplier, Barbara Toboy – Senior Analytics Manager at GTB, Javier Guzzman Barcenas – Plant Communications Manager at General Motors.
Mar. 6, 2018 at WeWork Campus Martius, Detroit
Moderator and Panelists (left to right): Lydia Michael – CEO & Founder at Blended Collective, Randall McAdory – Automotive Head of Industry at Pandora, Hamoody Jaafar – Film Director at Woodward Original, Kevin Ketels – President & Founder at Kyrris Marketing, Victoria Kaempfe – Freelance Music Manager & Photographer.
Co-hosted with RIZZARR as part of Entrepreneurship Month at Microsoft Store
Feb. 22, 2018 at Flagship Microsoft Store, New York
Panelists: Amanda Johnson – Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Mented Cosmetics, Melissa Adeyemo – Independent Film Producer, Karen Goldfeder – Vice President of Business Development at dosomething.org, Edrizio De La Cruz – Founder and CEO of FinTech company Regalii
Are you interested in sponsoring, speaking, or do you know someone who would be a fit for our Blended Speaker Event Series? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.