November Professional Development Meeting

November 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
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Webinar--At your desk!


Presentation Overview:  Supplier Diversity has never had a more compelling and necessary business case than it does in 2020.  The unstable economic, racial and social environment makes it imperative for companies to put forth all reasonable efforts to provide equal opportunities for historically underutilized groups.  It is crucial to protect your reputation and brand, and to meet or exceed the actions of your competition.

Across major industries, leading companies are setting the trend with commitments to increase their support of diverse communities.  Busiensses are also recongizing that the population moving into adulhood today, and in the nesxt few years, is signifcantly more committed to ensuring that the places they choose to spend and invest their money align with their ecomomic, environmental and social values.  

This presentation will cover the following topics:

     >  Tying suppier diversity needs to the business

     >  Supplier diversity drivers

     >  Strategies to secure support and gain influence in your supplier diversity efforts

Date:  Tuesday, November 17

Time:  Noon-1:15 p.m.

Venue:  Webinar--At your desk!

Speaker:  Molly Larsen, Sr. Customer Services Manager at CVM Solutions

Speaker Bio:  Molly is a passionate suppier diversity professional with 20+ years of experience facilitating opportunities for small and diverse suppliers and corporations to do business with one another.  Molly began her career in supplier diversity working at the Minnesota chapter of the National MInority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) where she spent nine years.  Her time with the council allowed her the unique opportunity to understand supplier diversity form the position of divese suppliers, corporate members, supporters, and resource organizations.

In 2010, Molly took the position of Supplier Diversity & Responsible Sourcing Director at Best Buy.  During her time there, she was responsible for the creation, growth, and infrastructure of a comprehensive supplier diversity strategy.  While at Best Buy, she also served on several local boards and committees including the local NMSDC, and Womens' Business Enterprise National Council chapters.

In 2015, Molly joined CVM Solutions as a Senior Client Success Manager where she helps Fortune 500 companies build world class supplier diversity programs through data, technology, and consulting services & solutions.  Molly also works with many clients on compliance solutions to meet governmental small business contracting compliance requirements.

Cost:  This seminar is free for ISM members and the cost is $20 for non-members.  Registration is required to attend.

Deadline for Registration:  5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13th.



$0.00 Member Price

$20.00 Non-ISM member price