Charting a New Course in Business Equity

In the ever-evolving landscape of government contracting, Port Houston stands out as a shining example of an organization dedicated to promoting business equity. Brenda Ruiz, the Supplier Diversity Manager at Port Houston, joins Julie Irvin Hartman on the B2G Victory Cast to shed light on the exceptional initiatives undertaken by Port Houston in championing supplier diversity and inclusion. Brace yourself for an insightful conversation that explores the transformative power of diverse suppliers and the importance of their active participation in government contracts.

“The biggest advice I could give any small, minority, or woman-owned business is that you have to be prepared. When that opportunity shows up, you’re ready.” – Brenda Ruiz

During this episode, Brenda and Julie delve into the wealth of resources and support that Port Houston’s Business Equity Division provides to S/MWBEs. They discuss how these initiatives assist small businesses in their growth and help them navigate the procurement process at Port Houston. From guidance and mentorship programs to educational resources, Port Houston’s commitment to empowering small businesses is commendable. Tune in to discover how you can leverage these resources to chart a new course of success in the government contracting arena.

We encourage our audience to visit Port Houston’s website at to explore the incredible work being done and to learn more about their initiatives in supplier diversity and inclusion. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with Port Houston and discover how they can support your business’s growth and success.

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