IN- PERSON: Value of Business Certifications & How to Leverage Them

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IN- PERSON: Value of Business Certifications & How to Leverage Them


In this session, you will learn the different types of business certification such as Women Business Enterprise National Council (CMAS) and Women Business Enterprise National Council (WEBNC) and how they can too support your growth.

We will also cover the pros and cons of the using those certifications for public and private sector contracting.

About the instructor:

As a CEO with extensive leadership experience in the emergency management sector, Nora O’Brien is seeking to leverage her strategic vision, stakeholder management skills, and crisis management expertise to drive growth and success for a lucrative emergency management firm. With a Master’s degree in Public Affairs specializing in Disaster and Emergency Management, and a B.S. in Political Science with a focus on International Relations, Nora brings a strong educational background to her role. As the CEO and Owner of Connect Consulting Services, Inc., she has led a woman-owned national emergency management and business continuity planning firm, successfully completing hundreds of projects across 47 states. Nora’s demonstrated crisis management skills are evidenced by her leadership during emergencies such as the Cedar Fire, Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her CEO role, Nora contributes to the field as a FEMA Adjunct Instructor, a contributing writer for Emergency Management Magazine, and an instructor for the Center for Domestic Preparedness. With her skills in strategic vision and planning, stakeholder management, and crisis management, Nora is well-equipped to drive organizational growth and success in the emergency management industry.

“The Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration”


November 2, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


California Capital Women’s Business Center
1792 Tribute Rd #270
Sacramento, CA 95815
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