Gwendolyn F. Turner is President of Princeton Proper. Princeton Proper provides training and strategic advisory services to businesses globally. Princeton Proper helps business owners win and maintain opportunities with corporate and government entities by providing workshops, seminars and content regarding business development.
Gwendolyn previously lead the award winning Supplier Diversity program at Pfizer, Incorporated. Pfizer’s program was transformed under her leadership. The program focused on developing suppliers and creating procurement opportunities that were advantageous for both Pfizer and for minority and women owned businesses. During her career she directed international teams focused on creating global small business development programs. She also served as Pfizer’s lead strategist on corporate reputation and external relations with Small Businesses. She was responsible for over $1 billion globally in procurement contracts from Small Business owners. Gwendolyn has held supply chain leadership positions at Pfizer, Kellogg Company and Kraft Foods.
Gwendolyn has served as a featured speaker for Tuck School of Business, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and Institute for Supply Management, Crain’s New York, Women’s Presidents Educational Organization, and The World Bank and The Institute for a Competitive Inner City. She has published articles and has been quoted in several magazines including; Black Enterprise, Forbes, Minority Business Entrepreneur and PINK. Gwendolyn was named one of The Network Journals’ 40 under 40.
Gwendolyn is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Women’s President’s Educational Organization, an organization focused on the certification and development of Women Owned Businesses in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Washington DC. Gwendolyn is also the Immediate Past Chairperson and Entrepreneur In Residence at Howard University Center for Entrepreneurship, a center focused on cultivating the visions of future entrepreneurs.