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 funding and corporate contracts, while connecting founders to those global opportunities.

Founded in 2018, GSDC brings together the best speakers and experts from across the globe for this one-day professional growth experience. GSDC is specifically designed to increase the number of successful woman-owned and underrepresented small business owners.  GSDC 2024 will harness the skills and knowledge of great leaders and successful founders.

Conference Visionary

Monica McCoy, a dynamic business strategy consultant, has left an indelible mark on the corporate landscape and steered her entrepreneurial pursuits with unwavering determination. Widely acclaimed as a game- changer, her distinguished career epitomizes a steadfast commitment to innovation and transformative solutions.

Having spent 15 years at The Coca-Cola Company in leadership roles, including Global Director of Strategy and Innovation for the McDonald’s Division, Monica’s expertise has played a pivotal role in her impressive track record of success. In 2017, she founded Monica Motivates LLC, a global Bias-Free tech company that guides organizations in developing actionable and sustaining inclusive strategies using cutting-edge technology solutions.

As the visionary behind the Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC), an immersive experience for participants, McCoy creates a gateway for diverse founders to establish enduring partnerships with international organizations. Her commitment to organic inclusivity is the cornerstone of her work.

Monica’s entrepreneurial journey has been adorned with numerous awards, notably the 2019 Start Up Atlanta Equity Champion, the 2020 American Express Founder of Change, the 2021 Porsche Driven Women Award, and the 2022 Emory University Emerging Entrepreneur Award. As the founder of Pitch University, Monica hosts award-winning interactive workshops that impart leadership strategies and tactics to help C-Suite executives thrive in the competitive corporate world.

A graduate of Emory University with a bachelor’s in psychology, Monica dedicates her latest work, “TILT,” to the cherished memory of her mother, Betty Gene Taylor Rice. Her boundless love and unwavering support were and are a guiding light, inspiring persistence and allowing Monica to reach new heights while helping others on their journey to embrace their authentic selves.

Monica enjoys spending time with her always supportive husband Quan, their two beautiful children, Matthew and Morgan, and their energetic fur baby, Cookie.

Monica McCoy

CEO
Monica Motivates Enterprise

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