GSDC 2022

Thursday, Sept 22 @ 10 am EST

PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA HQ
ONE PORSCHE DR.

ATLANTA, GA 30354

GSDC 2022

Thursday, Sept 22 @ 10 am EST

PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA HQ
ONE PORSCHE DR.

ATLANTA, GA 30354

The Big Idea…

The Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC) provides the strategic framework to help women and underrepresented business owners identify and prepare to secure VC funding and corporate contracts, while connecting founders and business owners to those opportunities. The full-day conference is designed to boost spending with minority- and women-owned businesses, launch new vendor partnerships and increase the number of successful underrepresented small business suppliers.

ADDRESSING SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
The history of supplier diversity in the United States is rooted in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and driven by legislative mandates. The current spotlight on economic and racial inequality in the United States draws much attention to the impact of supplier diversity programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates there were 8 million minority-owned companies in the United States as of 2018. Supplier diversity programs represent an opportunity for corporations to collaborate with minority-owned companies, create economic opportunity, and enhance their businesses. Corporations have experienced the benefits of unlocking the power of diversity to deliver innovation and capture new markets — and there is more work to be done.

The Facts…

  • 95% of top U.S Corporations have a supplier diversity spending goal

  • 80% of U.S Corporations mention supplier diversity in their annual reports

Among the 2019 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity

  • 18.65% of Total Procurement was spent on Tier 1 Diverse Suppliers

  • 3.85% of Total Procurement was spent on Tier 2 Diverse Suppliers

Source: 2019 DiversityInc

GSDC 2021 Highlights

GSDC 2022

Global Supplier Diversity Conference will be held on September 22, 2022 in Atlanta and Virtually.

2023 Speakers

Monica McCoy
Monica McCoy
GSDC Founder
Monica Motivates, LLC
Caroline Reed
Caroline Reed
GSDC Chair & Managing Director
Monica Motivates, LLC
Pauline Miller
Pauline Miller
Chief Equity Officer, EMEA
dentsu
Jo Portlock
Jo Portlock
VP, Diversity Inclusion and Belonging
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
(Part of RELX)
Mike Sealy
Mike Sealy
VP, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Informa Markets
Sarah Fidment
Sarah Fidment
Professor of Leadership and Management
The Manchester Metropolitan Business School
Aundraya Boone
Aundraya Boone
Senior Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Microsoft
Rozalynn Goodwin
Rozalynn Goodwin
Co-Founder
Confidence by GaBBy Goodwin
Hasan Jones
Hasan Jones
Senior Real Estate Manager
AT&T
Marcus Lundy, Jr.
Marcus Lundy, Jr.
Vice President, Global Head of Supplier Sustainability and
Supplier Diversity
Capital Group
Alan (Ken) Tubbs
Alan (Ken) Tubbs
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion
Santander US
Jennell K. Taylor
Jennell K. Taylor
Economic Development Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration
Georgia District Office
Taliah Waajid
Taliah Waajid
President and Founder
Taliah Waajid Brand
April N. Richardson
April N. Richardson
Attorney and President
DC Sweet Potato Cake
Debbie Hughes
Debbie Hughes
Vice President Financial Services
IBM United States
Charlene Thomas
Charlene Thomas
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
UPS
Felicia M. Warren, MPH, MCHES®
Felicia M. Warren, MPH, MCHES®
Public Health Practitioner
Annika Allen
Annika Allen
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Global Production Powerhouse All3Media Group
Annisha Taylor
Annisha Taylor
Diversity and Inclusion Lead
BBC Nations

SPECIAL THANKS

Our 2022 Strategic Partners

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