Practicing supplier diversity, specifically working with more Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), provides not only an economic benefit for local socio-economic communities but is quite simply good for business. Companies with supplier diversity initiatives often gain stronger relationships with their supply base, more business opportunities and commercial advantages, and a more agile supply chain.
Hear from businesses championing supplier diversity to better understand how to start or enhance your company’s procurement strategies to be more inclusive and agile. Gain insight into creating accessible systems for minority suppliers to engage and identify opportunities to build dynamic relationships with diverse suppliers and partners. Attendees will also learn the importance of setting appropriate measurable goals around inclusive procurement and gaining commitment from top-level decision-makers.
Supplier Diversity: Building Inclusive Procurement Strategies
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 10am – 11am
Speakers (to date):
- Valarie J. Cofield, President/CEO, Eastern Minority Supplier Diversity Council
- Raina S. Mehta, Legal Director, The Bellwether District, an HRP Project
- Chuck Stefanosky, Supplier Diversity Director, Independence Blue Cross
- Charlene Vickers, Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson