MWDBE Supplier Matchmaking Invitational


SHARE 2019 is an invitation-only MWDBE supplier matchmaking event. During this annual event MWDBE suppliers and top corporations will participate in highly organized matchmaking sessions with networking and education opportunities.

SHARE was created to bring together the Western Pennsylvania region’s top corporations, institutions, and MWDBE suppliers to expand opportunities and increase growth among area MWDBEs.

Top corporations & organizations are invited to SHARE their MWDBE contacts to expand opportunities, create commerce and initiate growth for the region.

SHARE is unique because the invited MWDBEs are carefully selected and referred by participating organizations which already do business with them and have proven their quality performance in delivering their products and services to those corporations.

SHARE is Invitation Only.

April 18th 2019 from 01:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Rivers Casino 777 Casino Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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The annual SHARE event, created by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), grew out of a 2013 
effort to increase economic opportunities for minorities by the Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable
led by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and Tim Stevens, president of the Black Political Empowerment Project

In 2014, UPMC followed with its own attempt to match its MWDBE vendors to other regional 
corporations that might need their services. The event was so successful that a collaborative planning committee, 
comprised of major corporations and organizations in the community, was formed to further promote the economic 
growthand development of MWDBE suppliers in the region.



01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Guest Speakers
03:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Matchmaking Appointments
06:30 pm - 07:00 pm
Networking Reception

Guest Speakers

How SHARE Works


STEP #1 - NOWBuyers & procurement teams invited by SHARE Committee

STEP #2 - NOW - MAR 15:  Buyers refer a minimum of 4 preferred MWDBE Suppliers 

STEP #3 - NOW-MAR 15: Referred MWDBE Suppliers are invited & register to attend

STEP #4 - APRIL 1: BUYER Appointment Scheduling Open

STEP #5 - APRIL 8: SUPPLIER Appiontment Scheduling Open

(NOTE: Buyer appointment requests to MWDBE suppliers are auto-scheduled, MWBDE Supplier requests are 'pending' until approved by Buyers.

Buyers have 48 hours to respond before requests are auto-scheduled)

STEP #6 - APRIL 18:  Prepare & Attend one-on-one meetings 

There may be opportunity for onsite scheduling, if you do not have a full schedule you can sign up onsite to fill in appointments.




Angela  Blair - UPMC

Ruth  Byrd-Smith - Allegheny County  M/W/DBE

Doris  Carson  Williams - African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Valarie  Cofield - Eastern  Minority Supplier Development Council

Lisa Edmonds - Allegheny County M/W/DBE

Hannah  Fletcher - The PNC Financial Services Group,  Inc.

Dr. Rahmon Hart - Rivers Casino

Shawn Hicks - African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Robert A. James - Highmark Health

Meg Markley - Eastern  Minority Supplier Development Council

Keeshia  Muhammad - African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Sherry  Nacci - WBEC

George Robinson II - UPMC

Toni Y. Silva - UPMC

April Thorpe - Rivers Casino

Elizabeth Walsh - WBEC

Jamie Anewalt – WBEC

Ricardo Williams - City  of Pittsburgh


REGISTER SOON! Matchmaking appointment scheduling opens April 4th, 2019

All Interested Buyers & MWDBE Suppliers Must Be Registered in order to schedule appointments.


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Matchmaking Portal Login

Main BUYER CONTACT & Main SUPPLIER registrants only.

Use credentials created during registration. 

Appointment Scheduling Starts on APRIL 4 @ 12pm. 

Log into matchmaking portal to set up appointments.


Contact SHARE Organizer