About GSDC

Created by business strategist, global speaker and author, Monica McCoy, the Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC) was launched in a concerted effort to help women business owners and founders from underrepresented communities grow and scale their businesses. GSDC provides the strategic framework for founders to identify, prepare, and secure VC funding and corporate contracts, while connecting founders to those opportunities.

Founded in 2018, GSDC brings together the best speakers and corporate experts from across the globe for this one-day professional growth experience. GSDC is specifically designed to increase the number of successful minority-owned, woman-owned and underrepresented small business suppliers. This year’s conference will be held virtually. Join us for GSDC 2021 and harness the skills and knowledge of great leaders and successful founders.

Conference Visionary

Monica McCoy is a highly sought-after award-winning global speaker, business strategist, and consultant. In 2017, McCoy founded Monica Motivates LLC. The Monica Motivates organization offers education and consulting services to women and underrepresented entrepreneurs, providing the tools and knowledge they need to grow and scale their businesses. Recognizing that gender and race play significant roles in determining access to capital for women business owners and underrepresented founders, her vision is to remove barriers that negatively impact founders and close the opportunity gaps that exists due to lack of education, resources and access to capital.

A former Global Director of Strategy and Innovation for the McDonald’s Division for The Coca-Cola Company, McCoy left to pursue her own dreams in 2017, after 15 successful years. Now her business focus is 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. As a result, McCoy founded Pitch University, an award-winning interactive workshop, featuring strategies and tactics shared by current and former executives of major multinational companies.

In addition, McCoy held the first annual Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC) in September 2018 providing the strategic framework for founders to identify, prepare, and secure corporate contract opportunities. The 4th Annual GSDC will be held September 23, 2021. McCoy was named the 2019 Start Up Atlanta Equity Champion, a 2020 American Express Founder of Change, and was most recently among the 2021 Porsche Driven Women.

Monica attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA., and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Monica McCoy

Monica McCoy

Monica Motivates, LLC

Our Conference Focuses on Helping Women and Underrepresented Founders Reach Their  Full Growth Potential.