On Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, Brown University’s Vendor Supplier Task Force for Women and Minority Owned Businesses brought a dozen University construction contractors together with minority- and women-owned subcontractors in the trades. Wendy McRae-Owoeye, director of staff diversity and Brown’s EEO/AA officer, got the networking underway at 9 o’clock. Said one representative of a large construction company, “Everybody knows who the larger subcontractors are. They can advertise. Smaller companies can’t afford to do that. This is a perfect forum to meet them.”Read more