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Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground

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Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO, Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to corporations.

Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO, Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to corporations.

Location:

United States

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Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO, Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to corporations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Supplier Development Success with Freddie Mac

1/19/2021
Jon Suber is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Freddie Mac, a government-sponsored private bank providing mortgage capital to lenders to make homeownership possible for millions of families and individuals. Jon has a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Howard University. Before working in his current role Jon worked for international corporations that include Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. He has...

Duration:00:40:36

Breaking Down the New PPP with Justin Elanjian & Thomas Scott

1/12/2021
Justin Elanjian is a partner at Aprio and a nationally recognized PPP expert. He has conducted over 100 PPP loan forgiveness educational webinars reaching over 300,000 PPP borrowers and hundreds of CPA firms through strategic partnerships. Justin co-leads Aprio’s PPP loan forgiveness team and is responsible for servicing a growing number of borrowers whose loans in aggregate exceed $300+ million in PPP funds. When Justin isn’t providing PPP loan forgiveness guidance, he serves as a trusted...

Duration:00:37:58

Growing with Mentorships and Advocacy with Sofia Bork

12/22/2020
Sofia Bork is an Engagement Readiness Consultant in the Treasury Solutions Department at Truist Bank. She is responsible for driving and leading communication strategies for both Truist teammates and clients. At the heart of her work, she fosters and builds authentic relationships with her stakeholders and ensures that all parties collaborate effectively. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and as the Vice President for HYPE...

Duration:00:39:29

Supporting Diverse Businesses During Covid

12/15/2020
Are you trying to support local businesses during Covid? It's important to think about small business and support them during the holiday, and especially during this pandemic. While there may not be the usual Christmas parties that support some of these businesses, there are still ways to show appreciation to your own employees while helping your local community. We all just need to think a bit more creatively. In today's episode, we discuss how important it is to try and support local and...

Duration:00:14:59

Networking in the "New Normal"

12/15/2020
Are you prepared for working in the digital world? Whether we like it or not, it's going to take a long time to get back to in-person events. But even when we get back to normal, the convenience of virtual events will make them still prevalent. Instead of resisting the change, it's time to learn and prepare for networking and presenting in the virtual world. In today's episode, we talk about why virtual events are here to stay, and how you can embrace them. We share what types of products...

Duration:00:08:47

Top 5 Things A Diversity Supplier Should Avoid

12/15/2020
Do you know why you did not get that call back? There are many topics and attitudes we believe are good to share during meetings, because we think it adds value. However, most corporations know what they specifically want, and if you send the wrong message, they will find someone else who is more aligned with their needs. It's time to prepare, make a plan, and specialize. In today's episode, we share our top 5 things to avoid when connecting with corporates. We talk about how being...

Duration:00:10:34

Connecting Major Business and Challenges in the USAA with Wayne Shanks

12/15/2020
Wayne Shanks is a Leader, planner, military, and diversity advocate who adapts to solve complex issues and strives to keep giving back. With twenty-eight years of military leadership experience, Wayne was a second lieutenant and culminating as a colonel in the U.S. Army. He has seventeen years of experience in the communication field developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve complex goals. Wayne leads the Military Family Supplier Diversity program at USAA. USAA’s unique...

Duration:00:33:56

The Power Of Networking

12/15/2020
Can we continue with networking events? COVID completely changed the way we interact with networking events, making in-person events impossible. However, virtual networking makes it even easier to connect and lowers all kinds of barriers allowing even more businesses to attend digital conferences and networking events to provide more opportunities. Instead of waiting to return to normal, this opportunity allows for more meaningful connections with business clients and maybe even attend...

Duration:00:23:56

The Power of Words

12/15/2020
How often have you heard the phrase ‘I know that’s what I said, but that’s not what I meant’? In the well-meaning world of corporate business-speak perhaps some of the language we fall back on is not that helpful to the many different groups in the diverse supply chain. Are you from a ‘disadvantaged’ background or are you from an ‘underrepresented’ background? The words in context might mean very similar things but to the ears of the person, they are describing they can sound very...

Duration:00:16:47

The Hybrid Business Philosophy with Sonja Williams

12/15/2020
Sonja Williams is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing for Go Getter Marketing Group, a company that has been helping small- and medium-sized businesses grow since 2008. Formerly the Chief Marketing Officer at Hire Ground, Sonja has over 15 years’ experience in marketing consulting. She has helped numerous brands enhance their digital marketing teams through training, strategy development, and the implementation of best practices. Sonja has worked for enterprises such as NCR Corporation,...

Duration:00:34:02

Creating The New Norm with Pierre Laguerre

12/15/2020
Pierre Laguerre is the Founder and CEO of Fleeting, a marketplace that gives trucking companies access to vetted CDL drivers to operate their trucks. Born and raised in Haiti, he moved to the US with his family when he was 15 and entered the world of logistics and delivery as a college student. After attending Wagner College and New York City College of Technology, Pierre was among the top one percent out of the 4,000 teams that participated in Quake Capital’s Spring Cohort 2019 NYC. He is...

Duration:00:48:25

Supplier Diversity From the Ground Up

12/15/2020
Do you think you understand and practice supplier diversity and inclusion? The Harvard Business Review describes a diverse supplier as “a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group.” Bearing that in mind, onboarding diverse suppliers to your supply chain is far more than “the right thing to do.” Supplier inclusion best practices can help your company build a more agile, innovative, and...

Duration:00:19:01

Getting to Know Cloe & Adam

12/15/2020
Sometimes you need to break away from your regular schedule and get to know your co-workers a bit better. It’s easy to take a person at face value and assume you know all about them if you work with them on a daily basis, but how often do you dig deep to get their story? What did your colleague do before they worked with you? What can you share about yourself that would surprise your co-worker and make them see you in a different, more personable light? Everyone has a story, and the supplier...

Duration:00:37:44