S02:E09 – Share, Share, Share: Supplier Diversity Networks With Luis Concepcion

ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 9
LOCATION: Recorded during WBENC Baltimore, MD, June 24-25, 2019

SUMMARY: Listen to Luis Concepcion, Global Procurement Leader – Supplier Diversity & Sustainability at DuPont, share a wealth of stories from his 15 years at one of the largest corporations in the world. Insights like this are few and far between, and we were fortunate to capture some of Luis’s thoughts on improving the supplier diversity space through sharing among supplier diversity professionals and leveraging networks to empower the community and make the system more efficient in this episode of SupplierDiversity TV®.

Luis Javier Concepcion
Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
Global Procurement Leader
DuPont

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S02:E10 – Tipping Point: How To Communicate The Value Of Supplier Diversity With Lawrence Wooten

ABOUT: SupplierDiversity TV® Season 2, Episode 10
LOCATION: Recorded during WBENC Baltimore, MD, June 24-25, 2019

SUMMARY: Lawrence Wooten has been advocating for Supplier Diversity for 30 years, and his veteran wisdom brings a new line of thinking to the table, setting an example for supplier diversity leaders across the board. Watch this exclusive episode of SupplierDiversity TV® to learn how leaders and suppliers within the supplier diversity community can effectively communicate innovative value to corporations and government agencies, and glean actionable tips to help you succeed.

Lawrence B. Wooten
Corporate Supplier Diversity Supply Chain Manager
American Water Works Company, Inc.

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What Is Supplier Diversity Explainer Video

Are you new to Supplier Diversity? This is the perfect explainer video.

Use this video for:

  1. Internal Corporate Supplier Diversity marketing and awareness campaigns.
  2. Industry talks and presentations where the audience is new to Supplier Diversity.
  3. Diverse supplier new employee orientation.

Additional resource: Rebecca Barbour’s “What is Supplier Diversity” presentation for more details, facts, and history. http://www.sbtdc.org/wp-content/uploa…

S01:E00 An Introduction — Reshma Moorthy Shares The Vision for SupplierDiversity TV?

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 0

Q. What is SupplierDiversity.TV?
A. SupplierDiversity TV is a Frontier Technologies passion project featuring 1-on-1 interviews with supplier diversity experts.

Q. What inspired this series?
A. As we grow at Frontier Technologies…we bring on a lot of new people who are not familiar with supplier diversity. We thought about developing some training videos. — Then we thought…how awesome would it be to interview some of our clients, partners, and others in the supplier diversity community to give advice and share their insights? It would be a great way to accelerate or shorten the learning curve for our new people.

Q. Who else could benefit?
A. Then we thought…if we could benefit from this, why not the entire community of diverse suppliers and organizations with a supplier diversity program. So…this is our WHY and the intent behind this project.

Q. How many episodes are planned?
A. We would like to produce at least 12 episodes. We hope we can get at least 12 experts to say yes to a brief interview.

Q. How can anyone in the supplier diversity community help?
A. Please help us spread the word, subscribe and like our page and videos. Nominate someone to be interviewed. Please share and give us feedback and topics of interest. Send us questions that you have regarding supplier diversity in business and let’s see if we can get answers to help all our businesses thrive …thank you.

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S01:E01- Understanding the Many Hats of a Supplier Diversity Advocate with George Ehrgott

About: SupplierDiversity.TV Season 1, Episode 1

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)

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S01:E02 How to Achieve Multi-Million Dollar Diverse Supplier Success with Ron Baldwin

About: SupplierDiversity.TV Season 1, Episode 2

Your diverse supplier certification is the door, not the key to your business success. We sat down with the acclaimed Ron Baldwin, C.P.M., an expert supplier diversity executive and the Director of Supplier Management and Diversity at AmeriHealth Caritas, to learn about the keys to actually succeeding in the supplier diversity once you’ve been certified. Ron has years of experience advocating for small, diverse businesses and accelerating their growth through strategic partnerships. He has an intimate and intricate understanding of what it takes to leverage your certification successfully, rather than depending on it to do the heavy lifting. This episode is a must-see for anyone looking to establish relationships that reward in the supplier diversity space.

Ronald B. Baldwin Jr., C.P.M.
Director, Supplier Management & Diversity
The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

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S01:E03 To Get Certified or Not, That Is the Question, with Michelle Morin

About: SupplierDiversity.TV Season 1, Episode 3

What are your certifications? You’re told these four words hold the key to endless business opportunities. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This interview turns the ubiquitous “certification” message on its ear. Michelle Morin is the Executive Director of Supplier Diversity with the State of Delaware and formerly with the State of Massachusetts. She is a diverse and small business thought leader who shares insight on how to do business with state governments. She gives the perfect formula for a winning elevator pitch and exactly when to mention or position your certifications. She interacts with a wide range of diverse businesses, everyone from mom & pop shops to billion-dollar enterprises.

Michelle N. Morin, M.B.A.
State of Delaware
Executive Director – Office of Supplier Diversity

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S01:E04 – Are Supplier Diversity Leaders Just a Front? True Confessions with Nedra Dickson

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 4

A common refrain among both new and seasoned diverse suppliers goes something like this: ‘Supplier Diversity Leaders are just a front; they can’t actually do anything, promote my business, or create real value for me.’ Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead, created Accenture’s Supplier Diversity program from scratch, and leads it to this day. In this episode of Supplier Diversity TV, we asked her about the value Supplier Diversity Leaders bring to the table, misconceptions about their role, and success stories that diverse suppliers can leverage to fuel their own trajectory. You do not want to miss this vital episode in your supplier diversity education via Supplier Diversity TV.

Nedra L. Dickson
Global Supplier Inclusion &
Sustainability Lead
Accenture

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S01:E05 – How to Build, (Not Find), Your Niche as a Diverse Supplier with Chuck Hendrix

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 5

Toyota has two major philosophies, according to Chuck Hendrix, their Supplier Diversity Senior Manager: Continuous Improvement, and Respect for People. This is one of the reasons Chuck views supplier diversity as a process, not a program. Watch this episode of Supplier Diversity TV to learn why, and hear an incredible success story that will empower you to proactively build your niche, rather than hope that you stumble upon it passively. You won’t want to miss this inspiring episode of Supplier Diversity TV.

Chuck Hendrix
Supplier Diversity Senior Manager
Toyota

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