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155: Which Certifications Matter the Most in 2023 and Why?

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In today’s podcast episode, we replay a recent Youtube Live interview that I did on the topic of minority certifications. In this interview we featured two guests, Kevin Williams of TekConnX and Heather Cox of CertifyMyCompany.

Throughout the interview we discuss the Big 5 certifications that the Fortune 1000 recognize.

Now, a little bit more about the guests, Kevin Williams of TekConnX, CEO and Strategic Advisor to emerging and innovative minority owned businesses. He’s also the Treasurer for the National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee which is a critical part of the leadership of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.

Heather Cox, President of CertifyMyCompany is a Diversity Certification Expert who aids eligible diverse suppliers in the process of becoming Diversity Certified and maximize the benefits of their certification.

Without further ado, let’s help kick off the great start to 2023 with this conversation on Certifications.

Links from the episode:

Registration Open – VA Direct Access Program – Uprite Construction Virtual Business Opportunity Session: 

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC): 

National Minority Supplier Development Council: 

National Veteran Business Development Council: 


The DBE Certification Program: 

SBA Contracting assistance programs: 


U.S. AbilityOne Commission: 

Free Government Contracting Course – 

Kevin Williams Linkedin: 

Heather Cox Linkedin: 

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