ONE MMSDC Speaker Series Presents: Leveraging Minority Supplier Diversity For West Michigan

Date/Time:       09/27/2018       8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Eberhard Center Grand Valley State University

ONE MMSDC Speaker Series Presents: Leveraging Minority Supplier Diversity For West Michigan Event on September 27th Don’t Miss It

Learn How Your Company Can Develop a Stronger Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity Program at Your Company

If used strategically, diversity, inclusion, and minority supplier development programs can unlock untapped markets within your local economy and unrealized growth for you and your business. That’s why the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), through our ONE MMSDC program, is partnering with corporations and MBEs to help coach and guide emerging diversity & inclusion programs in the area. We would love for you to join us in this initiative!

This year’s program will be a half-day event featuring a Breakfast keynote and breakout sessions revolving around the topics of:

  • Pinpointing the impact the lack of inclusion has on the Central and West Michigan economy.
  • Discuss best practices from world-class workforce and supplier diversity programs, talk about their successes and how the MBEs they work with helps them retain talent in the region.
  • Discuss current Supplier Diversity efforts taking place in Central and West Michigan and discuss what’s working, and where it can be improvedWho Should Attend? 
  • C-Suite Executives (CEO, COO, CAO)
  • HR Leaders and Professionals
  • Procurement Teams (CPO, Buyers, Purchasing Managers)
  • Supplier Diversity Professionals
  • Community Affairs Professionals

Breakfast Keynote Panel

Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion to Achieve Your Business Goals

Jim Bos, CPO, Yanfeng

Trina Govan-Scott, CDO, Quicken Loans

Tiffany Douglass, Sr. VP Community Affairs, Bank of America

Moderator, Ralph Moore, President, RGMA


Breakout Sessions

Does Supplier Diversity Really Add to the Bottom Line?

For CEOs, COOs, and CAOs

Ralph Moore, President RGMA


Sharing the Top 1-3 Action Steps to Get Started

For CPOs, Procurement and Supplier Diversity Leaders

Jim Bos, CPO, Yanfeng

Jac Blanco, Manager, Yanfeng

Jackie Watt, Director, Ford


Practical Tips on Leveraging A Holistic Diversity Strategy

For Chief Diversity Officers and HR Leaders

Trina Govan-Scott, CDO, Quicken

Wendy Lewis, CDO, McDonald’s


Practical Tips on Building All Facets of the Community

For Community Affairs Leaders

Tiffany Douglass, SVP, Community Affairs, Bank of America