Oct 12, 2021
Shakeia Kegler is the Founder & CEO of GovLia, a company that helps state and local government agencies effortlessly implement and manage supplier diversity programs. Their goal is to expedite supplier diversity efforts without the traditional, time-consuming, paper-based processes. Before founding GovLia, Shakeia served for five years in the Navy as Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer 2nd Class. Following her career in the military, Shakeia also worked as a specialist in the government contracting department. The opportunity led to starting GovLia in 2017.
Shakeia joins us to discuss how GovLia helps supplier diversity efforts through government contracting support. She recounts her experience in the Navy as well as what it was like to transition back to civilian life. She describes the difficulty of small businesses getting awarded government contracts, especially if these businesses are minority-owned. Shakeia also explains what small businesses can do to make themselves look better than the competition when applying for government contracts.
"Your network is your net worth." - Shakeia Kegler
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