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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.

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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

The New SEC Reporting Standard for ESG

10/4/2022
Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG is a set of criteria used to determine if a company has sustainable business practices and actively cultivates a culture around sustainability. The ESG certificate allows investors to know if the company they’re putting money into is also considering Mother Nature in every project or business-related decision they make. Making sure each ESG company is graded according to standards is critical because some companies are only ESG on paper. In...

Reflections On Our 100th Episode

9/27/2022
The past 100 episodes flew by, and it feels surreal that we achieved this milestone. We’ve had wonderful guests who gave us unique insights into supplier diversity, equity, and what it means to have a culture that promotes intentionality. We have learned so much from each episode and wouldn’t have done it without you—our dear listeners. In this episode, we share our thoughts on the past 100 episodes and what we learned from our guests. We discuss how the podcast started, the episodes you...

Duration:00:37:15

ATL Action for Racial Equity with Metro Atlanta Chamber's Michael Baptiste & Margaret Beckley

9/20/2022
Michael Baptise and Margaret Beckley are part of Metro Atlanta Chamber, a 159-year-old organization that serves as a catalyst and represents the 29-county region’s businesses, schools, and nonprofits. Michael is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and has over 15 years of experience in talent management and human resources. Margaret is Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Program Manager for Economic Development. She is also the Manager at Atlanta Esports Alliance. Michael and...

Duration:00:27:41

Starting a Supplier Diversity Program with David Vaughn at Assurant

9/13/2022
David Vaughn is the Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at Assurant, an insurance and business services company. They have products that support and protect major consumer purchases, including phones, vehicles, and appliances. David’s responsibilities at Assurant include sourcing suppliers/vendors, staff management and development, and financial and operation processes management. He holds a degree in Accounting from Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business as...

Duration:00:33:41

From Metrics to Supplier Development with Nedra Dickson of Accenture

9/6/2022
Nedra Dickson is the Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead at Accenture, one of the world’s largest professional services companies focusing on strategy and consulting, operations, technology, and interactive services. Nedra promotes and leads Accenture’s efforts to maximize procurement opportunities with small and diverse businesses across 17 countries. She also holds several board seats within the supplier diversity community, including board memberships in the Women Business...

Duration:00:49:04

Learning from Supplier Diversity in the U.K. with Mayank Shah, Founder of MSDUK

8/30/2022
Nedra Dickson is the Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead at Accenture, one of the world’s largest professional services companies focusing on strategy and consulting, operations, technology, and interactive services. Nedra promotes and leads Accenture’s efforts to maximize procurement opportunities with small and diverse businesses across 17 countries. She also holds several board seats within the supplier diversity community, including board memberships in the Women Business...

Duration:00:43:57

Construction Industry Diversity Leaders Mishaune Sawyer & Theresa Schroeder on Building Racial Equity

8/23/2022
Mishaune Sawyer is the Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at JE Dunn Construction, a family and employee-owned commercial building contractor founded in 1924. She has over 20 years of professional experience and is an expert in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. Theresa Schroeder is the Vice President and Regional Community and Citizenship Director at Turner Construction Company, an international construction services company that’s proud to be a leader in diverse...

Duration:00:48:46

The Evolving Value And Pitfalls Of Certifications

8/16/2022
Matt Colaciello is the VP of Communications at Hire Ground. He specializes in creative content strategies for social impact, strategic communications, and communications program development. He is filling in today for Chloe as we put the spotlight on certifications in supplier diversity. What are certifications? What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of certifications? In this episode, we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding certifications in supplier diversity. We...

Duration:00:34:48

Accessing Capital as a Diverse Supplier

8/9/2022
Getting started in any industry takes enormous effort and tons of paperwork which doesn’t include funding. You can always get by with bootstrapping, but that’s not the fastest or most efficient way. This is where venture capitalists can help. Venture capitalists can give you all the funding you need, but there are always strings attached. How do you ensure your business retains its identity when partnering with venture capitalists? This episode discusses how diverse suppliers can get...

Duration:00:27:16

The Future of Supplier Diversity

8/2/2022
Supplier diversity has made leaps in recent years, making us wonder what it will look like in the future. To improve supplier diversity for future generations, we must ask ourselves what we should imp

Duration:00:39:20

What is the Ideal Structure for Your Supplier Diversity Program?

7/26/2022
Planning a supplier diversity program is not as easy as it sounds. They require time, the right mindset, and funding. What does it take to make a successful supplier diversity program? How do organiza

Duration:00:31:39

Supplier Diversity Excellence with Andrea Oswald at Union Pacific Railroad

7/19/2022
Andrea Oswald is Union Pacific’s General Director for Procurement Operations and Supplier Diversity. Union Pacific is one of America’s largest railroad companies, connecting 23 states by rail and acti

Duration:00:24:34

Making Supplier Diversity More Accessible

7/12/2022
Being an accessible company requires building a culture that accommodates the needs of each individual while promoting workplace diversity. From a supplier's perspective, accessibility also means your

Duration:00:23:55

Connecting Meaningfully with Teams and Clients with Becky Basile, CEO of LogiPlan

7/5/2022
Becky Basile is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LogiPlan, a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. The company offers virtual, in-person, and hybrid management solutions for all your

Duration:00:23:53

Reflections on 2022 WBENC Conference

6/28/2022
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a non-profit organization established to support women-owned businesses. They offer tools, services, and conferences that allow women-led co

Duration:00:18:14

How an LGBTQIA+ Tech Entrepreneur is Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

6/21/2022
Arthur Woods is a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ+ leader, as well as the Co-founder of Mathison, a venture-backed technology platform that describes itself as all-inclusive for diversity hiring and ret

Duration:00:32:46

Preparing Under-Represented Professionals for the Jobs of the Future Through Workforce Development with Evette Ellis of ChargerHelp!

6/14/2022
Evette Ellis is the Co-founder and Chief Workforce Officer at ChargerHelp!, a technology solutions company focusing on the electric vehicle supply equipment industry. Their services are designed to he

Duration:00:37:11

Creating Opportunities for Minority Businesses with Khalif Johnson at Turner Construction

6/7/2022
Khalif Johnson is a procurement manager at Turner Construction Company, one of the US's largest international construction services companies. Khalif has worked with Turner for over 19 years, starting

Duration:00:30:29

Conference Season is Upon Us!

5/31/2022
Conference Season is Upon Us!

Duration:00:10:34

Helping the Underserved Win Government Contracts with Abraham Xiong

5/24/2022
Abraham Xiong is the President of Government Contractors Association, Inc., a national trade association of commercial contractors and government agencies. The organization's goal is to help small or

Duration:00:51:42