The MWBE GovTek Connect is a forum exclusively for public sector-focused technology provider companies with Minority and Women owners. It is the first and only forum of its kind in the nation.
Despite the significant number of groups that advocate for MWBE and diversity inclusion initiatives in governmental procurements and policies, it is often very difficult to make out the perspective of the MWBE GovTek community through the cacophony of “MWBE voices”. As such the resulting policy/initiatives from the efforts of these MWBE organizations tend to be skewed towards the construction industry companies that dominate their ranks, and don’t specifically address the needs of IT services companies. This is the problem that the MWBE GovTek Connect group (MGC) aims to rectify.
With an initial focus in New York City (NYC) the MGC hopes to contribute to the increase in governmental opportunities for MWBE GovTek firms, increase teaming amongst the firms within the community,and increase the sheer number of certified MWBE GovTek firms.
The MGC 4 point mission is thus to:
- Foster Community of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises in the Information Technology Industry
- Bridge-IT MWBE Community to Government Buyers and Influencers
- Assist Government with the development of Policies & Best Practices
- Support the Growth and Development of IT MWBE Firms in the Community