The Continued Strategic Importance of Supplier Diversity

The Continued Strategic Importance of Supplier Diversity

Here is an engaging session featuring Dr. Stephanie Smith, (Supplier Diversity Program Leader at Edward Jones), and Al Louis, (Marketplace DEI, Manager at AMN Health), as they share their expertise on the enduring strategic significance of supplier diversity, particularly in the current economic and political landscape. Dr. Smith and Mr. Louis will provide valuable insights into the importance and corporate benefits of implementing a supplier diversity program, along with practical lessons learned and best practices for establishing and optimizing such programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain knowledge from these industry luminaries!

About the Presenters:

Dr. Stephanie

Dr. Stephanie Smith began working with diverse businesses while pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. Over the course of her 20+ years in Supplier Diversity, Dr. Smith has developed inclusion programs and capacity building plans for diverse businesses on multi-year capital improvement projects, ranging from $1M – $2.5B.

Albert BW Louis

Albert BW Louis is an accomplished business leader, with an extensive record of successfully driving global operations and procurement strategy, consulting with minority businesses to help them achieve economic parity in markets where they compete. He is a proven leader of people and highly skilled in motivating and consulting with business leaders as they scale their businesses to compete at a higher level both domestically and globally.


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