A Presentation By: Dr. Stephanie D. Burroughs
Stephanie D. Burroughs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, business and personal development coach; and government procurement contracting strategist for minority, women, veteran and small business owners. She is the author and creator of the Demystifying the Diversity Certification Conundrum (Digital Training Program), Big Contract Bootcamp (Digital training program) and she is also the author of her audio and printed book, “Dating Your Business Prospect
– Practical Strategies for Successful Business Matchmaker Meetings”.
For more than 40 years Stephanie D. Burroughs, a supplier diversity champion, has coached over 2000
business owners through public, corporate and government procurement programs and requirements;
and the completion and effective use of diversity certifications. Her impact on her clients helped them to win over $900 million in contracts. Dr. Burroughs has created and presented more than 200 training programs, seminars, webinars, expos and matchmakers which provided business owners the opportunity to effectively market, connect and build relationships with procurement representatives from public agencies, local, county, state and federal government; and corporations.
Stephanie has worked on some of the largest New York and New Jersey construction transportation projects providing onsite contract compliance monitoring for diversity programs; project and program management for small, minority, and women business development; certification auditing and
determinations; and diversity program development.
Stephanie’s prior experience includes working on large transportation construction projects for:
Gannett Fleming Corrdry and Carpenter (GFCC),
The Port Authority of NY & NJ
NJ Transit (consultant).
Stephanie held the position of Director, Procurement Programs Rutgers The State University/ NJ Small Business Development Centers. Her knowledge and experience have equipped her to speak, train and navigate minority, women, small and veteran business owners through the procurement process for government and public agencies; marketing and selling their products and services and completing the appropriate diversity certifications.
Stephanie D. Burroughs also worked as a Human Resources Recruiter where she recruited and hired hundreds candidates while working at The Port Authority of NY & NJ and Blue Cross & Blue Shield NJ.
First specific position target job fair at JFK airport
Project Director – Managed the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Support Center for
the NJ Transit Hudson Bergen Light Rail project (consultant)
Appointed Chairperson for the Rainbow Push Wall Street Project Small Business Institute.
On Behalf of The Port Authority of NY& NJ; Created and organized the first Construction
Industry Procurement Expos (Newark Airport and World Trade Center 2) bringing together
minority and small business contractors with State, City and Public agencies, and the largest construction management firms in NY and NJ.
Organizer of 7 procurement expos and 2 “Bidder/Buyer Connection” matchmaker events on
behalf of the Rutgers The State University/NJ Small Business Development Centers.
Created more than 200 training programs, seminars, webinars, expos and matchmakers
Worked with the NJ Association of Professional Estimators to produce two Construction Estimating courses for minority, women and small businesses in the construction industry.
Organized the launch of the Managing Growth Reception and training program for the Regional
Alliance for Small Contractors announcing the program developed to train business owners in
the construction industry on a variety of business and technical subjects.
Worked with Skanska USA Building to produce two construction management courses for
minority, women and small businesses in the construction industry.
Worked as a consultant on several projects including the annual expo for the NYNJ MSDC
(formerly known as The NY/NJ Purchasing Council)
Recognized as an expert in her field, Dr. Burroughs has received numerous awards and accolades including:
Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs
PWC Woman of Achievement Award – Professional Women in Construction
Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary & University.
Dena Coy Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award – National Minority Business Council
The Shirley Chisholm Award for Entrepreneurship presented by Honorable Sheila Y. Oliver,
Speaker Emeritus NJ General Assembly and recognition by Cory A. Booker, United States Senator
NJ “First/Only” “Power Player” award from Dee Marshall, founder of Win, Rock, Rule (Women’s
History Month) and Girlfriends Pray programs
NJ State Star Award – America’s Small Business Development Centers
Madam C.J. Walker Leadership Award, National Minority Business Council, NYC
Nubian Union Service Award – The Nubian Cultural Center/Unity Missionary Investors
Economic Catalyst – Brick City Development Corp.
Stephanie D. Burroughs has been featured on WACP, Channel 4 and channel 789 HD, WMBC cable
TV, Comcast Cable TV, Princeton TV, and in Diversity Plus Magazine, NJ Monthly Magazine, and
Newark Star Ledger; several local radio stations and internet podcasts.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Stephanie D. Burroughs is business owner, a yoga practitioner, spirit
fueled, purpose driven, present focused and intentional woman. Stephanie is married and lives in New Jersey.