S01:E06 – How Consistency Transforms Gatekeepers into Diversity Advocates with Kimberly Marcus

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 6

The AARP is the largest nonprofit membership organization in the United States; we sat down with their Director of Supplier Diversity, Kimberly Marcus, who has over 17 years of experience in the supplier diversity space, to learn about the true purpose of supplier diversity, what it means to follow the roadmap provided by supplier diversity advocates, and how professional consistency turns gatekeepers into your biggest advocates and wins real contracts and revenue for diverse suppliers. This is an episode of Supplier Diversity TV that will yield tangible advice of what to do, how to succeed, and what not to do as a diverse supplier.

Kimberly Marcus
Director, Supplier Diversity
AARP

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S01:E07 – Top 3 Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make as a Diverse Supplier with Lottie Holland

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 7

As a diverse supplier, the last thing you want to do is ruin a relationship with the people advocating for you. In this episode of Supplier Diversity TV, Lottie Holland, Head of Supplier Diversity for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, tells the bizarre, breathtaking stories that will guarantee your business to fail in the supplier diversity space, and gives enlightening advice on how to not only avoid those mistakes, but also position yourself to create real value for corporations. You cannot afford to miss (and you won’t be able to believe) the stories Lottie shares based on her years of expertise leading the supplier diversity initiative for a major automobile manufacturer.

Lottie Holland,
Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity & Communications
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com

S01:E08 – What’s the Difference Between Diversity & Inclusion with Leonard Spencer

SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 8

Diverse suppliers need diversity leaders like Leonard Spencer, who leads supplier diversity for the Walt Disney Corporation, to be able to understand their business and their strengths well enough to position their value proposition to his team of corporate buyers. In this episode of Supplier Diversity TV, Leonard eloquently differentiates between diversity and inclusion and gives essential tips for communicating that value effectively and efficiently, so that the process moves as smoothly and quickly as possible. If you are a diverse supplier feeling frustrated by your message not getting through, or not moving quickly enough, this episode is for you.

Leonard K. Spencer
Senior Manager –
Supplier Diversity Development
The Walt Disney Corporation

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com

S01:E09 – The 3 P’s of Supplier Diversity with Angela Henderson

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 9

Suppliers and Corporates Face Similar Challenges. Empathy is essential in supplier diversity. Understanding that your challenges as a diverse supplier are the same challenges corporate diversity leaders/advocates face on a daily basis will help you see how applying the 3 P’s can empower you to achieve success like the WBE (woman-owned business enterprise) Angela Henderson, Sr. Purchasing Manager, Supplier Diversity Development at Ford Motor Company, mentions in this episode of Supplier Diversity TV. If you could only remember one phrase from this series, the 3 P’s would be at the top of the list.

Angela Henderson, Sr. Purchasing Manager –
Supplier Diversity Development
Ford Motor Company

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com

S01:E10 – Learn How to Leverage Champions with Diversity and Inclusion with Consultant Denise Coley

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 10

We sat down with Enable Your Vision Founder, Denise Coley, to hear her firsthand story of success as a diverse supplier, and to learn how to find and leverage corporate champions, mentors, and advisory boards to turn your entrepreneurial vision into a reality by aligning your goals with the researched value for corporate buyers. This episode of Supplier Diversity TV is full of important knowledge based on real experience and expertise by a recognized supplier diversity thought leader whose business purpose is to empower diverse suppliers and the corporations who value them.

Denise Coley
Principal and Founder of Enable Your Vision
A Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com

S01:E11 – Create a Meaningful Connection Between Professional and Personal with Kristin Malek

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 11

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.

Kristin Malek
Senior Manager – Supplier Diversity
CDW

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com

S01:E12 – The Perfect Equation for Winning Business as a Diverse Supplier with Shelly Brown

About: SupplierDiversity TV Season 1, Episode 12

This exclusive episode of Supplier Diversity TV features acclaimed Supplier Diversity Leader for AON, Shelly Brown, who typically does not seek the microphone (in his own words). However, he believes that the supplier diversity story being told by SupplierDiversity TV is important enough to join the spotlight and share his wisdom about finding your why as a diverse supplier and reveals the perfect equation for winning business as a diverse supplier. His 20+ years in the supplier diversity space brings unheard expertise to the series in the 12th and final episode of Season 1 – you do not want to miss it!

Shelly Brown
Diversity Solutions Leader
AON

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(c) 2018 – 2019 Frontier Technologies, Inc., http://www.ftiusa.com