GWBC Gives Supply Chain Managers a Valuable Training Edge at POP Market Place

Atlanta, GA, August 29, 2011 --( On August 30 corporate supply chain managers can make the move to gain supply management's most prestigious designation as a Certified Professional in Supply Management® at GWBC’s POP Marketplace. The training is one of three learning labs that will be provided at the event.

CPSM launched in 2008 and is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance. Supply chain managers will be trained by two top professionals in this area.

Dolapo Famakinwa whose credentials include Certified Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt, ISM- CPSM, MCIPS is one of the featured speakers at the training session. A Global Supply Chain professional, Famakinwa has more than 12 years of progressive years of experience in operations, procurement, inventory, materials and logistics management at several Fortune companies with revenues ranging from $250 million to $111 billion.

“Set yourself apart and make the move to gain supply management's most prestigious designations,” encourages Famakinwa. The director at the Institute of Supply Management in Atlanta added, “The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity.”

Institute for Supply Management™ Director of Diversity, Kateri Davis, MBA, is also a featured speaker in GWBC’s Learning Lab 3. Davis will give a comprehensive overview of ISM’s CPSD® credential.

“I look forward to presenting at GWBC and connecting with business professionals who influence the development of diverse supplier initiatives,” says Davis. “My session will give a clear picture of what the CPSD is and how it can amplify your commitment to supplier diversity. I’ll explain how the CPSD delivers value to business leaders and helps diverse suppliers succeed while allowing professionals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and expertise.”

The certification can give buyers or strategic sourcing managers the edge they need in this global marketplace. According to ISM 2011 Salary Survey, it also provides the potential to earn 23 percent more in salary. The training at the POP Marketplace will also provide study information for the CPSM exam.

The POP Marketplace will also provide WBEs with an opportunity to network with government members and other WBEs to discuss procurement opportunities. Over 300 attendees are expected from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. For registration and more information, please visit

About GWBC®

Established in 2000, the Greater Women's Business Council is a nonprofit organization for women business owners in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina interested in promoting, developing, and maintaining business relationships with major corporations, government agencies, and other women business owners. GWBC's mission is to certify bona fide women’s business enterprises and to promote activities directed toward the development, establishment, expansion and encouragement of businesses owned by women. GWBC® is a certifying partner organization of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and was selected as the organization's "Partner of the Year" in 2007. Through its affiliation with WBENC, GWBC® certification is nationally recognized and accepted by over 1000 major corporations. For additional information, please visit

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Lori Beard-Daily