By Ronda Watson Barber
I am so excited about today’s OhioMBE Supplier Diversity Lunch. Marketing expert Mark Cardwell will provide local government officials and organizations with tips on how to reach their internal and external stakeholders.
I convened a group of purchasing and supplier diversity professionals to network and hopefully collaborate ideas to increase their purchasing spend with Black-owned and other underutilized businesses. The last session was informative as professionals in the room defined supplier diversity.
The OhioMBE Supplier Diversity Summer Workshop Series is a comprehensive program designed to enhance collaboration, share best practices, and provide professional development opportunities for area supplier diversity and purchasing professionals. The series will feature various workshops and seminars covering business growth strategies and sustainable practices. The Supplier Diversity Lunch and Summer Workshop Series will contribute significantly to the collective growth, success and contribute to building a stronger and more inclusive supplier community.