Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum Event to be Hosted at Coca-Cola



IBM Global Executive, Denise Evans, VP of Women and Diverse B2B Marketing to Keynote Event Hosted at the Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA…March 7, 2019…In a concerted effort to significantly move the needle for women and minority businesses, Business Strategist, Global Speaker and Author, Monica McCoy, has launched the Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum (GSDC).

An outgrowth of McCoy’s successful Global Supplier Diversity Conference, which was launched last September in Atlanta, GA., the Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum is also tailored to close the gap that exists with minority businesses, by leveraging the strategic pillars of education, activation and sustainability.

“As we worked on planning the first two Global Supplier Diversity Conferences, we received such a well spring of enthusiasm and interest, that we realized we needed to take it a step further and offer tangible approaches,” says McCoy, a former Acting Global Director of Strategy and Innovation for the McDonald’s Division for the Coca-Cola Company. “As a result, the Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum events have been created to ensure the key business elements of education, activation and sustainability were being offered on a more frequent basis to minority and women business owners, by top corporate executives like Ms. Denise Evans of IBM and we’re very excited to have her keynoting the event,” she said.

Denise Evans, vice president of Women and Diverse B2B Marketing for the IBM Corporation, leads an organization responsible for ensuring that businesses owned by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans in North America, as well as women-owned, led and influenced businesses globally, understand how to build smarter businesses that will change how the world works.

The half-day event will also include an entrepreneur panel comprised of successful business owners from across the country sharing keys to their success, including Adrienne Lance Lucas, founder of Lance Lucas and Associates; LaFarris Risby, founder of LaFarris, Inc., and Kimberly Smith, founder of The Positivity Academy.

A sought-after business strategist and award-winning global speaker, McCoy established Monica Motivates in 2017 after 15 years with Coca-Cola. Her business focuses on helping individuals identify their purpose and passion, while showing them how to best leverage their newly found knowledge for the benefit of their companies and themselves.

McCoy was among 50 global women leaders who received the prestigious Women’s Economic Forum 2017 “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All’ Award in New Delhi. She has shared her professional expertise at industry and professional groups like Mercedes Benz USA, Cisco, GA Tech, The Coca-Cola Company, etc. McCoy also just released her second book, “Treating Your Brand like a Fortune 100 Company,” at the event. Her first book, “The Best life Lessons Learned From Real People,” was released earlier this year.

In addition to the Global Supplier Diversity Conferences and Curriculum events, McCoy also conducts full day strategic sessions to assist minority business owners on effective pitching and closing deals with potential corporate partners and investors. Pitch University was established in 2018 and has assisted over 560 business owners since its inception.

“Our ultimate goal with the Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum events and Conferences, as well as with Pitch University, is to help the millions of aspiring and established minority and women-owned businesses around the country, to thrive by giving them the tools, strategies and practical applications necessary for success in this global economy, where $85 billion is invested annually in businesses” said McCoy.

The kick off of the first GSDC “Building and Executing An Effective Strategy” Curriculum and Networking event, will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 8:30am to 12:00noon, at the Coca-Cola Company, located at One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta 30313 and tickets for the event are $97. The second annual GSDC will be held September 26 in Atlanta. To register for the GSDC Curriculum event go to: To register for the Conference, go to:


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