Oxford Recently Invited Businesswoman Gloria Larkin to Speak at the Oxford School of Business

Gloria Larkin presents Women Impacting Public Policy’s (WIPP) model for growth at the Women’s Forum Collective Action Panel.

Baltimore, MD, July 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Gloria Larkin, President of TargetGov, recently spoke at the Women in the World Economy Forum 2013- Power Shift: Women Changing the Game. The event was held at the University of Oxford Said Business School, United Kingdom. “Women as Entrepreneurs” was the theme for this inaugural symposium. The Forum included keynote speakers, panel sessions, a Union debate, a case study and book signings. Selected speakers and participants included global innovators, experts who study female entrepreneurs, policy activists, philanthropists, universities and authors. For more information about the event, visit http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/newsandevents/conferences/wwef/Pages/default.aspx

Gloria Larkin was featured on the Collective Action panel. As Vice Chair of the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Educational Foundation Board, Gloria represented WIPP and discussed The Economic Blueprint which sets a bold, comprehensive set of public policy expectations on behalf of the women business owner community. WIPP represents over 1,000,000 U.S. business women and advocates for and on behalf of women in business in the legislative processes, creates economic opportunities and builds bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. Forough Ghahramani, board member of WIPP and Associate Dean of the College of Business and Management at DeVry University's New Brunswick campus, also attended.

“Larkin’s presentation on the Women’s Forum Collective Action Panel provided insight on how to increase government contracts as a growth strategy for women-owned businesses,” WIPP President Barbara Kassoff states. “She addressed how the government views small businesses, how it is organized from a seller’s point-of-view, and a step-by-step plan to market and sell to the government.”

Fellow panelists included Pacita U Juan, President, Women’s Business Council of the Philippines and Francisca Valdés, Founder & Executive Director, Mujeres Empresarias. Pacita has founded many startups, including a coffee shop chain that rivals Starbucks in the Philippines. She has written several books on coffee and is an advocate of women’s empowerment through business. Francisa created Mujeres Empresarias as a networking and service organization created for the support of women entrepreneurs in Chile.

In addition to being featured on the panel, Mrs. Larkin participated in the book signing part of the Forum, where her book “The Basic Guide to Government Contracting” will be available to purchase.

About Gloria Larkin:
Gloria Larkin, National Marketing and Business Expert, is President of TargetGov. Larkin has been interviewed on MSNBC, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TheStreet.com. She is an expert author with articles regarding federal business development published in local, regional, national and international publications. She is also the author of two books: “The Basic Guide To Government Contracting” (book & Kindle) and “The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business” now in the fourth printing (book & Kindle). TargetGov clients have won federal contracts worth billions of dollars and the company focuses on government procurement and related business development and marketing services including minority certification services, contract development, proposal management, contract administration and expert federal contracting services.

About Saïd Business School:
The Saïd Business School is one of Europe's youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of the University of Oxford, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education.
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