Within the construction industry, the pathway for minority and female subcontractors to mature into prime contractors can be challenging at best. We have launched a mentorship program to build capacity among minority- and women-owned businesses within the construction and professional services industries.
We believe there's a wealth of talent and ‘lessons learned’ that business leaders can share with younger firms, and in doing so, help to reinforce a diverse economy here in Denver along with our next generation of successful minority- and women-owned firms.
This program matches successful, seasoned businesses with smaller, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to provide coaching on ways to compete more successfully for contracts in construction and related professional services. Protégés will receive coaching on public contract applications and contract performance, as well as a wide array of other business-management topics, from strategic planning to financial management and marketing.
Here is a program overview about how it all works and what would be expected of you. Scroll down below this photo for the application information.
Program coordinator Shyvone Goodwin (center) made introductions when the first mentor-protege matches were announced in January 2016.