Posts by Lauren Roberts
Georgia Tech Director of Diversity Engagement and Program Development Speaks in Support of House Bill 78
Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F., Director, Diversity Engagement and Program Development, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, spoke at the Georgia House of Representatives on Feb. 7th in support of House Bill 78. House Bill 78, proposed by Representative Roger Bruce, seeks to establish an office of supplier diversity, increase the number of companies doing business with…Read More
COVID-19 Still Poses a Threat to Minority Firms – What can be Done?
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to widespread economic and social disruption since its inception in March of 2020. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States has reported over 34 million confirmed cases and over 600,000 fatalities as of July 2021 (Mortality Analyses, 2021). A Washington Post article published in…Read More
Historic Legislation! Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill Creates Permanent Status for MBDA
With the passage of historic legislation this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) becamea permanent statutory agency. This groundbreaking legislation will allow the MBDA to expand programs and outreach to the minority-owned businesses of our nation. “President Biden has made clear his commitment to not just rebuilding to how things…Read More