"If you are serious about strengthening supplier diversity at your organization, it is imperative that you attend the NEW CPG/Retail Diversity Forum, particularly the supplier diversity track. The goal is to stimulate new thinking and demonstrate how the initiative should be inextricably linked to a corporation’s overall business strategy.”

Michael A. ByronMichael A. Byron
Vice President, Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity

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Special interest to supplier diversity executives,
line managers, procurement officers and diversity and inclusion professionals.

Super Session
Supplier Diversity: The Secret to Better Business

This session will focus on the link between supplier diversity and organizational sustainability. Supplier diversity can be a source of a competitive advantage for your organization — if you maintain a high level of transparency, integration and collaboration across the enterprise. This session will provide practical advice on how to integrate supplier diversity throughout the organization. You’ll explore the strategic value of supplier diversity. Special attention will be paid to benefits of supplier diversity from an internal and external perspective.

Moderator: Bridgette Porter, Senior HR Manager, Diversity, Procter & Gamble
Gleatha Glispie, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Walgreen Company
Dr. Melvin Gravely, Author and Founder, The Institute of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Kathryn Mazon, Senior Business Development Lead, Supplier Diversity, Target Corporation

Wednesday, March 7 | 10:15 am -12:15 pm (repeats at 2:30 pm)