Supplier diversity programs aim to provide companies owned by equity-deserving groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, and/or racialized people, an equal opportunity to sell to major corporations or governments across Canada.
On December 9th, leaders from government and corporate Canada will come together to discuss their supplier diversity programs, and share how to navigate them including insights specific for diverse women entrepreneurs seeking procurement opportunities.
Business-owners who have successfully navigated supplier diversity programs will also join us for an engaging panel discussion on what they have learned while doing business with governments and large corporations and share tips and tricks with the audience.
Live closed captioning will be available in English.
Corporate/Government Program Panelists:
-Hillary Keirstead, Manager, Policy and Program Planning, City of Toronto
-Melanie Travers, Director, Sourcing & Supplier Management, Export Development Canada (EDC)
-Sesley Brown, Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Accenture
Diverse Supplier Panelists:
-Javier Santos, Founder & CEO, The House of Purpose
-Andrea Robinson, President & CEO, Robinson Global Management
-Kathy Cheng, President & CEO, Redwood Classics