Supplier Diversity

Exploring Global Supplier Diversity: What is it all about? Why does it matter?

17th Feb 2022

Exploring Global Supplier Diversity: What is it all about? Why does it matter?

Over the past two years, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) have been at the forefront of many corporation’s minds. While efforts have been focused on audiences and representation externally, and people, recruitment and policies internally, there often is a piece of the jigsaw that is being overseen or deprioritised: the supply chain.

Now, more than ever, corporates have a role to play in supporting the growth of smaller businesses, particularly among under-represented groups. A diverse team leads to greater performance and results. This is also possible with diversity at a supplier level.

Watch our highlights below and learn more about global supplier diversity and how it can positively impact your organisation:

  • What is it all about?
  • Why is it important?
  • How do you go about it?
  • And when is it the right time to start this journey?

During this conversation with Creative Culture’s CEO Melanie Chevalier, our panelists shared their experiences, success stories and challenges, as well as various models and approaches to supplier diversity.

With thanks to our great panel of experts:

  • Deaneesha Govender, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager and Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Corporate Strategic Procurement at Intel Corporation
  • I. Javette Hines, Global Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability at Citi
  • Michael Tobolski, Vice President of Member Development for WEConnect International
  • Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Program Lead at Accenture

Watch the key highlights

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