Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practices 5 & 6

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The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practices 5 & 6
October 26, 2020
3:00 PM-4:30 PM ET

Energize your strategy for implementing NMSDC’s Best Practices with expert insight and examples from the supplier diversity community.

#5 | Establish a Comprehensive Minority Supplier Development Process
#6 | Establish Tracking, Reporting, & Goal Setting Mechanisms

Suesal Arieli
CEO and Founder
Arieli & Company

Suesal Arieli is the CEO and Founder of Arieli & Company. She started her career in law at a US/UK legal firm that specializes in sexual and racial harassment in the workplace. From there, she dedicated herself to 10 years investigating what drives peak performance in leadership. In 2014, she founded Arieli & Company (MBE, WBE).

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Helena Hutton, Director, Global Diversity Procurement, Cummins Inc.
Helena Hutton
Director, Global Diversity Procurement
Cummins Inc.

Helena Hutton leads the global diverse sourcing program for Cummins Inc. She specialized in commercial transactions and international matters. She now spends her time working closely with diverse owned companies to create opportunities for them to partner with Cummins and other large corporations.

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Kavy Lenon,Sr Supplier Diversity Manager, Herman Miller
Kavy Lenon

Sr Supplier Diversity Manager
Herman Miller

Kavy Lenon serves at the Senior Supplier Diversity Manager for Herman Miller for the last eight years. For the past decade, Kavy has been a contributor in promoting growth of diverse owned businesses through various opportunities by coaching, educating, advocating, and community outreach.

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Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon

Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente

In her current role as Manager for the Impact Spending team Tanya is responsible for helping to procure between $1.9 and $2.3 billion annually in goods and services from diverse suppliers. Tanya leverages her deep expertise to help Fortune 500 companies develop and expand their supplier diversity programs in support of Kaiser Permanente’s supplier diversity goals.

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Darlene Owens, Global Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Dell
Darlene Owens
Global Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Darlene leads the Global Supplier Diversity team for Dell Technologies, one of 29 companies listed on the Billion Dollar Roundtable. In addition to identifying qualified diverse suppliers that can support Dell’s strategic business objectives her team manages the supplier diversity outreach program the supplier development program (which includes the Women in Tech program) and the Tier 2 program.

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