ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 5 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Be confident in the quality of your business, not just the fact that you are a diverse supplier. Be comfortable using Tiers in the supply chain to accomplish your business goals – don’t feel attached to doing direct business as a Tier I with large corporations like Lenovo. These are just a few words of wisdom from Jonathan Wilkins, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Lenovo, you’ll see in this episode of SupplierDiversity TV®. Watch the full episode to hear how the supplier diversity industry can stand to improve and learn how you can do business with a technology business.
Jonathan Wilkins Supplier Diversity Program Manager Lenovo
In this episode, we explore the true profile of a supplier diversity professional, and the roles they play inside and outside of their organization. George Ehrgott is a seasoned Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity at CTDI, with decades of experience navigating the supplier diversity space. Without understanding all of the roles George plays and reveals in this interview, you would be at a huge disadvantage when trying to establish yourself as a valuable asset to professionals like him, who are absolutely critical to your success as a diverse supplier. Don’t miss this critical episode in your educational journey with Supplier Diversity TV.
George J. Ehrgott Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI)
Disclaimer: Views expressed by contributors are their own. (c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com
Nine years ago, Kristin Malek, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity at CDW, embarked on a journey that changed the course of her life when her baby daughter was born with down syndrome. Make sure you have some tissues handy as you watch one of the most meaningful Supplier Diversity TV episodes you will see. Kristin teaches us the importance of acceptance in practice as we follow her personal and professional stories of advocating for the marginalized, how to succeed at supplier diversity conferences, and how to build trust with supplier diversity leaders.