Bridging the Gap Committee

The Bridging the Gap Committee supports and nurtures the development and growth of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the region and state. The committee provides assistance by identifying and instituting development programs, addressing public policy issues, providing networking opportunities and serving as a resource guide for minority and women entrepreneurs who are members of the Greater Baltimore Committee.

Bridging the Gap is an initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, designed to advance the business culture of the Greater Baltimore region by fostering an atmosphere in which majority-, minority- and woman-owned businesses can form mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships. The Bridging the Gap Initiative strives to provide businesses with the necessary tools and support to develop such collaborations.

The goals of the initiative are to:

  • Nurture the creation of legacy wealth among minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) by broadening business prospects that are available to them.
  • Communicate the business case for minority inclusion and development to the region’s larger business community.
  • Provide training opportunities that enhance capabilities within the minority and women-owned business community to enable successful participation in partnership opportunities.

The Power of Diversity – a Bridging the Gap event on June 8, 2015

Speaker Chris Simmons headshotJoin the Greater Baltimore Committee for The Power of Diversity – a Bridging the Gap event with keynote speaker Christopher Simmons, former U.S. Chief Diversity Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers and former Managing Partner of PwC for the Washington, D.C. region. Simmons will speak about the power of diversity.

When: Monday, June 8, 2015; 11:30 a.m. registration, noon-1:30 p.m. lunch and remarks by Christopher Simmons, followed by Q&A

Where: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Watertable Ballroom, 5th floor, 202 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $40 individual, $400 table of 10 | Open to members and non-members of the GBC.


Event sponsors:

Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor

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The Bridging the Gap initiative now has a Twitter handle! Follow @BridgeGBC1 for the latest Bridging the Gap news.

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

The Greater Baltimore Committee honored 16 winners of 2014 Bridging the Gap Awards for outstanding achievement by minority-owned and woman-owned businesses and for exemplary support of minority business development during December 8, 2014 awards ceremonies at the Grand Historic Venue in Baltimore.