​​​Dr. Stephanie D. Burroughs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker, workshop presenter and government procurement contracting strategist for minority, women, small and veteran business owners.  Dr. Burroughs is the author and creator of the Big Contract Bootcamp Digital University and she is also the author of her book,“Dating Your Business Prospect - Practical Strategies for Successful Business Matchmaker Meetings"

Dr. Burroughs has spoken for a variety of organizations including corporations, non-profit organizations, professional associations; universities; faith based organizations and more.  Dr. Burroughs’ wholistic, inspirational and common sense approach fuels her mission to help business owners vanquish their fear and frustration and ignite their confidence and clarity in their pursuit to successfully compete and win public, government and corporate contracts.  As a sought-after speaker, Stephanie has presented keynote presentations, created and presented hundreds of workshops for the small business community and women’s organizations.

For over 30 years Dr. Burroughs, a supplier diversity champion, has advised and navigated approximately 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 more than 200 training programs, seminars, webinars, expos and matchmakers which provided business owners the opportunity to effectively  market, connect  and build relationships with representatives from public agencies,  local, county, state and federal government and corporations. 

Dr. Burroughs has worked on some of the largest New Jersey construction projects providing 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.

Dr. Burroughs' prior experience includes working on large transportation projects  for Gannett Fleming Corrdry and Carpenter, The Port Authority of NY & NJ and NJ Transit (consultant). Dr. Burroughs also held the position of Director, Procurement Programs Rutgers 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 seeking to transform their fear and frustration into clarity and confidence. 

Recently, Dr. Burroughs received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary & University. Recognized as an expert in her field, Stephanie has received numerous awards and accolades a few of which are noted below: 

  • Dena Coye Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award - National Minority Business Council 
  • Women of Achievement Award – Professional Women in Construction NJ 2016 
  • The 2015 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" award "Power Player" category 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 
  • Women's Leadership Award, National Minority Business Council, NYC 
  • Leading Women Entrepreneur Finalist; 2012 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity 
  • Nubian Union Service Award - The Nubian Cultural Center/Unity Missionary Investors 
  • Economic Catalyst - Brick City Development Corp. 


Dr. Burroughs has been featured on WMBC cable TV, Comcast Cable TV, Princeton TV, and in Diversity Plus Magazine (twice), NJ Monthly Magazine, Newark Star Ledger; several local radio stations and podcast internet radio.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Stephanie D. Burroughs is a yoga practitioner, business owner, spirit fueled,  purpose driven, present focused and intentional woman. Stephanie is married and lives in New Jersey.

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