Kathey is a nationally recognized small business strategist, award winning supplier diversity expert with experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. A sought after subject matter expert, Kathey is a frequent keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, small business development/entrepreneurship, women's entrepreneurship and empowerment and diversity and inclusion and has addressed audiences at EY, Interise, Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000, ESSENCE Festival, The Conference Board, MBDA and US Department of Transportation, to name a few. She was appointed to the State of Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development which advises the governor on issues impacting small businesses in Florida. An adjunct business instructor, she is the author of 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in in Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan) and Implementing Supplier Diversity (Palgrave Macmillan). She talks about entrepreneurship, small business inclusion and women leading in business on her podcast Becoming BusinessFAB™…Fearless. Awesome. Boss!