I believe that diverse-owned businesses obtain or seek certification and lack the resources to navigate the time-consuming portal process and become frustrated that it’s even necessary. I’m working for transparency in corporate systems and advocacy towards fair opportunities. Certification can be a tool to get a seat at the table if a business development plan is in place.


Go 2 Girl℠ has always been a natural introduction for President & CEO, Vanessa Pennoyer. While working through several corporate positions in sales/marketing and business development, she’s attended countless tradeshows/conferences and networking events always being introduced as the “Go 2 Girl”, so she decided to own it. The name became official during a night class in 2016 working on her MBA as a wife, mother of two, full-time employee, daughter, sister and friend, all of life’s necessary distractions when trying to stay above water and get the bigger degree. Go 2 Girl is about results and influencing relationships to inspire change.