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Member Forum: Supplier Diversity Toolkit

October 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

WBE Canada invites all Corporate and Government Members to our annual Member Forum. This year’s focus is on development of an effective and impactful supplier diversity program. This full-day workshop will provide you with access to –

  • our newly developed Supplier Diversity Toolbox resources including step-by-step guideline to help you kick start your supplier diversity program in no time,
  • four case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs and
  • peer-to-peer conversations designed to help you discuss the best practices and solutions to help you overcome barriers facing your program.


(All times in ET)

  • 10:00 – 10:10 am – Welcome & Logistics
  • 10:10 – 11:50 am – Session 1: Executive Support | Budget | Business Case
    • Case study – City of Toronto
    • Case study – Bell
    • Small group conversations
  • 11:50 am – 12:15 pm – Break
  • 12:15 – 1:35 pm – Session 2: Policy | Comms Plan
    • Small group conversations
  • 1:35 – 1:55 pm – Break
  • 1:55 – 3:45 pm – Session 3: Procurement | Diverse Suppliers
    • Case study – BMO
    • Case study – Magna
    • Small group conversations
    • Wrap up & Q&A
  • 3:50 – 4:00 pm – Closing remarks

This event is COMPLIMENTARY for all our Member organizations.


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Jamie CrumpJamie Crump

Jamie Crump has focused her career in strategic sourcing and supplier diversity across a variety of industries including banking, catastrophic insurance, heavy equipment rental, IT, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and welding and medical supply. A frequent speaker at sourcing, supplier diversity, and leadership events across the U.S. and Canada, Jamie has been responsible for strategic sourcing, business services and operations, software development, capacity provisioning, and supplier diversity over the course of her career. Crump is the author of Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity, that takes a look at how supplier diversity interacts with other areas of business or cast members. Termed the missing business strategy, she shows how a supplier diversity business strategy makes a company more competitive and profitable. Jamie has also served on a number of boards and in industry/trade associations. Currently, she is on the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA), an advisory board member to Diversity Professional, ProcureCon and Spend Matters. She is a member of Association for Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), and the National Association for Women Business Owners (NAWBO).


Carol Attak

Carol is the Senior Manager of Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at BMO. In her role, Carol is responsible for envisioning, implementing, and leading the global Supplier Diversity program for BMO, steering the strategy, communication, performance management, and all enablers for BMO to be recognized as a leader in supplier diversity and supply chain sustainability. Carol has been a leader for 20 years in Supplier Diversity, driving change and growth initiatives through her roles in corporate supplier diversity and consulting. She also currently serves as the Board Chair of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).


Lisa Ross

Lisa Ross

Lisa Ross is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Magna. As Supplier Diversity Manager, Lisa administers all North American supplier diversity efforts to support internal and external customer needs. She works with Magna’s Purchasing and Commodity Groups to promote supplier diversity throughout the organization. She began her Magna career in 1999 as a Project Manager in the Seating Group. In addition to her Supplier Diversity role, she is responsible for Corporate Service Activities for Ford, GM, and Mopar (Stellantis).


Kayla Maduk

Kayla Maduk is a Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Bell, Canada’s largest communications company. In this role, she works to extend the values and mission of Bell’s diversity and inclusion strategy to its supplier community. During sourcing events, Kayla actively advocates for the inclusion of certified diverse suppliers, and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to increase the visibility and engagement of diverse suppliers at Bell. Kayla is a Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from Carleton University, with a unique background in sport, becoming a 3-time world champion in Taekwon-Do before the age of 20. She has experience in marketing communications, project management, internal consulting and public speaking.


Kiruba Sankar

Kiruba Sankar joined City of Toronto, Purchasing and Materials Management Division as Director, Program Support Policy & Development on early 2021. Reporting directly to the Chief Procurement Officer, Kiruba’s focus will be providing strategic direction, leadership, transformation, guidance and operational support to PMMD and City Divisions through the development, support and training of procurement best practices, policies, procedures and reporting. Kiruba has been recognized as a Supplier Diversity Leader and Procurement Business Advocate by WBE Canada, the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supply Council.


October 6, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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