Complimentary Webinar: The Three P's of Higher Education Supplier Diversity -  People, Policies and Processes

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Higher education institutions can be complex organizations. Developing and managing a program that is impactful and small business centric can be challenging and even confusing.

There are three important elements that higher education institutions must consider and understand when building an effective supplier diversity program: People, Policies and Processes.

In this informational and thought-provoking webcast, geared specifically for supplier diversity professionals in higher education, B2Gnow, the leading supplier diversity software provider, and speaker Kathey Porter, CEO of Porter Brown Associates, will reveal best practices and useful tips on the topic of The Three P's of Higher Education Supplier Diversity.

Attendees will walk-away from the session with valuable guidance and a better understanding of the following:

  • Determining if you have the right people in place, how to communicate objectives, how to gain allies, and how to develop an accountability process

  • Discovering elements of a good policy, including how to review or write the policy

  • Understanding the supplier diversity lifecycle, including the who-what-how and the critical elements of tracking and reporting

About the Presenters:

Kathey Porter, Supplier Diversity Expert and CEO of Porter Brown Associates
Kathey is an award winning supplier diversity expert, nationally recognized small business strategist and sought after subject matter expert at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, small business development/entrepreneurship, women's entrepreneurship and empowerment and diversity and inclusion. She is founder and lead instructor for the Supplier Diversity Training Institute (SDTI), a national training program for supplier diversity practitioners, procurement professionals and organizational stakeholders looking to gain proficiency in supplier diversity and equitable inclusion. She is the author of 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity and is working on a third book (on supplier diversity) to be released in 2022. Kathey is founder and principal of Porter Brown Associates, a certified veteran-owned, woman-owned, DBE training and professional services consultancy that advises and works with corporations and public entities on how to build inclusive community business ecosystems through supplier diversity programs, inclusive diversity strategies and targeted entrepreneurship training programs. Porter Brown Associates was named 2020 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. In 2018, she was recognized as Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC).She received her Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) credentials from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and also served on the National Task Analysis Committee for the CPSD certification.

Founded in 1999, B2Gnow is the most comprehensive and widely utilized Supplier Diversity and Compliance software solution in the United States. B2Gnow is utilized by hundreds of education, government, and private sector organizations that manage over one million vendors on the platform. The B2Gnow cloud-based solution allows higher education institutions to easily navigate their day-to-day diversity program challenges and grow their supplier diversity programs. The modular platform addresses all aspects of supplier management on the diversity and compliance spectrum including: Certified Supplier Database Access with immediate search access to the largest certified supplier database in the world, Data Enhancement to qualify and quantify supplier data to maximize current goals, Spend Analysis to seamlessly go deeper and understand your diverse spend data, Construction Contract Compliance to easily track and report supplier diversity on capital construction projects, and more. Learn more about B2Gnow or request a demo.





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