SEASON 2 — Moving the needle: celebrate the release of the second season of SupplierDiversity TV®️ and learn how you can take your supplier diversity program or certification to the next level with exclusive insights from supplier diversity leaders at the world’s top corporations like Wells Fargo, DuPont, Lenovo, CBS, and more.
SupplierDiversity.TV ®️ is a Frontier Technologies passion project, featuring one-on-one interviews with supplier diversity experts. SupplierDiversity.TV®️ premiered its first season on March 1, 2019, marking a first in the supplier diversity industry.
Available to stream for free at SupplierDiversity.TV®️ or on YouTube, SupplierDiversity TV®️ presents a TED Talk meets 60 minutes-like series with renowned leaders in the supplier diversity space with Fortune 500 supplier diversity leaders from some of the best, most prestigious companies in the world.
Supplier diversity is about 50 years old and rapidly spreading globally. It’s a unique culture unto itself, with its own language, protocols, and expectations.
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ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 1 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: In this episode, we explore the true profile of a 12-year supplier diversity veteran at ExpressScripts, the values she holds, and first-hand advice to help diverse suppliers succeed at relationship-building to win long-term business and partnerships with national brands. Bianca shares the story of local diverse suppliers who have grown with her and her company through a path of differentiation, mentorship, consistency, and diligence. Watch this SupplierDiversity TV® episode to learn more about how hiring a salesperson, asking for quarterly reviews, and more can help you achieve in the supplier diversity space.
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 2 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Jill Davis Kone has a unique, 12 year perspective on supplier diversity, having experienced the trifecta, or 360 vantage point of every role involved in the process. She started out at a diverse supplier, moved on to a nonprofit advocacy group, and now leads a program as VP and Marketing Manager of Global Supplier Diversity at JP Morgan Chase. You don’t want to miss this exclusive SupplierDiversity TV® episode with insights ranging from the role marketing plays in building a successful program, to the intrinsic value of supplier diversity beyond the quota.
Jill Davis Kone Vice President & Marketing Manager Global Supplier Diversity JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 3 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Watch this critical episode of SupplierDiversity TV® to hear from Dr. Jay Burks, Director of Supplier Diversity at one of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, Comcast NBCUniversal, explain why his organization believes that supplier diversity is the foundation for their innovation. One of the most important pieces of advice you’ll hear from any supplier diversity professional is contained in the title phrase: “don’t go for the ask, give them the tell.” Dr. Burks provides never before heard insights directly from the perspective of a globally renowned media organization that will carry your business or supplier diversity program forward.
L. Jay Burks, PhD Director of Supplier Diversity Comcast NBCUniversal
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 4 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Regina Heyward shares how her leadership at Wells Fargo is rooted in the idea that supplier diversity is an ongoing strategy, not a program, and that anyone could have the next great disruptive idea if they’re given access to the resources and network they need to succeed. Her experience driving the contagion of the values at Wells Fargo has led to change within her majority suppliers as well, providing even more global opportunities for diverse suppliers all along the supply chain. “I know the power of coming together.” This SupplierDiversity TV® episode will give you actionable insights into a global financial company’s perspective on inclusion.
Regina Heyward Senior Vice President Supplier Diversity Wells Fargo
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
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV®️ Season 2, Episode 6 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Want to earn business from top corporations as a diverse supplier? This exclusive episode of SupplierDiversity TV®️ will help you succeed in corporate matchmakers, prepare to have high-level conversations with executive procurement leadership, and stand out from the crowd. Hear from Natalie Robinson, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity at CBS Corporation as she provides insider tips and tricks, and learn how the responsiveness of diverse suppliers impacts relationship building.
Natalie Robinson, Vice President Strategic Sourcing & Suppler Diversity CBS Corporation
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 7 LOCATION: Recorded during NMSDC Austin, TX, October 15-16, 2018
SUMMARY: Learn how Bob James, Program Manager for Supplier Diversity at Highmark Health, applies the Rooney Rule, derived from their hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, to support the inclusion of diverse suppliers. Listen to Bob describe how inclusive diversity has helped him in many roles to achieve more nimble, innovative, and less expensive results than larger, non-diverse options. Hear the story of how mentorship has helped create win-win opportunities with a small, diverse technology company and Highmark Health. Whether you are a corporation looking for best practices to implement in your supplier diversity program, or you are a diverse supplier seeking to learn more about mentorship, you can learn a lot in this exclusive episode of SupplierDiversity TV®.
Robert James Supplier Diversity Program Manager Highmark Health
ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 8 LOCATION: Recorded during WBENC Baltimore, MD, June 24-25, 2019
SUMMARY: Supplier Diversity is not a guarantee – this is something you’ll hear persist throughout our SupplierDiversity TV® series. What makes this episode unique is the way Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO of Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), frames inclusivity as a market access tool, placing emphasis on the importance of diverse business value propositions. You won’t want to miss this exciting episode from a strong leader in the global supplier diversity community.
Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)