167: Empowering Women Veteran Entrepreneurs: Insights from the Director of the Women Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative with Michelle Gardner-Ince
In this episode, we’re joined by a highly decorated Air Force Veteran and a retired Colonel, Ms. Michelle (aka “G-I”) Gardner-Ince, who is the Director of the Women Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative (WVOSBI) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).
Ms. Gardner-Ince is the architect of the first program of its kind in the federal government, the WVOSBI, which connects and enables women Veteran entrepreneurs within the VA, federal and commercial marketplace. The program is known in the Veteran and small business community as “VetBizLady” or “VetBizLadies,” and Ms. “G-I” leads the Department’s efforts to develop programs that remove obstacles and enable the success of veteran-owned small businesses.
She has successfully led several directorates within OSDBU, including the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE), which is the Department’s premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to connect with Procurement Decision Makers and contracting experts from the federal and commercial marketplaces.
Don’t miss this inspiring conversation with Ms. Michelle L. Gardner-Ince. Let’s welcome our next giant, Michelle (aka “G-I”) Gardner-Ince.
If you want to connect with Michelle (aka “G-I”) Gardner-Ince, you can click these links:
Contact number: +1 301-327-1277
Book a discovery call: https://calendly.com/ask4gi/discovery-call?month=2023-04
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization: https://www.va.gov/OSDBU/wvosbi.asp