Who is Liz Whitehead?

Liz Whitehead is the CEO of 12PointFive, a business development consultancy that specializes in building business development strategies so that diverse business owners can leverage certification and ultimately win new business. She supports her clients in reaching their goals through facilitation, consulting, and one-on-one coaching.

Liz Whitehead

Recognizing that diverse businesses need a program to give them the information they need when they need it, and in a way that drives them to take action, Liz co-founded Diversity Masterminds® with Heather Cox. Diversity Masterminds® is an online curriculum focused on building a roadmap to certification success.

Clients who work with Liz benefit from more matchmaker meetings at national conferences, more business opportunities, and more visibility in the supplier diversity networks.

As the leader of WBEC Greater DMV, Liz oversaw the certification, programs, and partner-building initiatives for the Regional Partner Organization of WBENC. Hired to develop the certification program at WEConnect International, she is very familiar with the global network for diverse business owners and implemented the first WEConnect Academy. She has spoken at countless events to guide diverse business owners to leverage certification such as the NGLCC national conference, the Merck Virtual Education Fair, and WBEC Pacific and WEConnect International conferences.

Liz currently serves on the WBENC National Forum and the WBEC DMV forum. Her awards include WBEC DMV’s 2018 and 2019 WBE Connection award for completing the most Done Deals™ with other certified WBEs and 2019 Outstanding Women’s Business Advocate Award. In 2021 she was recognized by Women’s Enterprise Magazine (WE USA) as one of the Top WBE CEOs of 2021 and by the Women Presidents Organization as a President’s Award winner.

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