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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 Evolution of Supplier Diversity

4/13/2021
Supplier diversity - when you actively work with a business owned by an underrepresented group - is both something people need to talk about and something that people would rather not. We have to talk about it because our communities are naturally diverse, yet discussing it in the office setting can be perceived as politicizing a sensitive issue. People are already tip-toeing around specific topics, whether personal or professional and adding more will not make these ideas easier to...

Duration:00:22:01

Blazing The Entrepreneurial Trails with Monique Mills

4/6/2021
As the founder of four companies, Monique Mills is no stranger to blazing the trails of entrepreneurship in technology and digital transformation. She is passionate about helping companies overcome obstacles and innovate new roads to technological development and is intent on solving big problems within the modern world. As the founder and chief strategist of TPM Focus, Monique and her team offer a unique blend of corporate sensibility and startup scrappiness to help their clients align...

Duration:00:41:17

Transforming and Accelerating Careers with Christine Rogers

3/30/2021
Christine Rogers is the President and COO of Aspireship, a company helping tomorrow's leaders by ensuring they perform at optimum level in their current roles with training, interview preparation, leadership development, and career development coaching. Aspireship looks to proactively match such leaders with fast-growing employers in need of talented and ambitious professionals. Christine has previous experience as a Senior Director of Sales for large corporations such as MINDBODY Inc. and...

Duration:00:32:32

Why Women-Owned Businesses?

3/23/2021
March has arrived and Spring is in the air! March may be the month of rebirth and regrowth, but it is also the month dedicated to honoring women in business. March 8th was International Women's Day, a global day celebrating women's social, economic, and political achievements. March is also Women's History Month, a month holding some important milestones for women: Title IX, prohibiting sex discrimination in all federally funded education programs, was passed by the Senate on March 1st,...

Duration:00:21:15

Bridging the Gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials with Amanda Hammett

3/16/2021
Amanda Hammett is the CEO of Core Elevation, a company dedicated to helping high-performance leaders achieve even greater results and working with Inc. 5,000 corporations to strategize attracting, retaining, and engaging top-level talent. She is also the host of the Next Generation Rockstars Podcast (aka Millennial Rockstars), where she proves her nickname as the 'Millennial Translator' by interviewing millennial business prodigies on the secrets of their success and the motivations that...

Duration:00:42:08

Celebrating Black History & Culture Beyond February

3/9/2021
February 2021 was Black History Month, a movement that is not and should not be confined to one month of the calendar year. Despite the best intentions of many companies to promise change in the workplace for the better, Black History Month's message can easily get lost regardless of the many corporations pledging to make a positive change in their industries. In the last year, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained worldwide coverage helping to pull focus on Black history and the Black...

Duration:00:33:59

Developing "Next Generation" supply chain talent with Marty Parker & Ali Stehr

3/2/2021
The Supply Chain Advisory Board for the University of Georgia is the primary contact between industry and Supply Chain professors and students. Marty Parker is a UGA alumnus and lecturer who helped launch the UGA Supply Chain Advisory Board and is currently an honor supply chain leader for UGA. He is a partner at TechCXO, providing companies with on-demand executives. Marty is a Strategy Expert in Supply Chain with 25+ years of Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing, Strategic Planning,...

Duration:00:45:12

Opportunities in the U.S Hispanic Market with Saramar Group

2/23/2021
Sarah Marske is the Founder and CEO of Saramar Group, a marketing consultancy firm specializing in connecting brands to the U.S. Hispanic market. Saramar Group integrates three core solutions for business growth with social impact: Hispanic Marketing Services, Social Impact Initiatives, and Consulting & Training. Sarah was previously the Multicultural Marketing Brand Manager for Coca-Cola. She led award-winning Hispanic marketing campaigns and social impact initiatives, earning multiple...

Duration:00:37:31

Driven to Thrive with Veronica Maldonado-Torres

2/16/2021
Veronica Maldonado-Torres is the CEO of VMT Consulting, a management consultancy firm tailored for small businesses and corporations' needs. A versatile and visionary Latina, Veronica's firm offers coaching, training, and development, focusing on Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Development, Women empowerment, and Diverse Businesses. She is also the Founder-Creator of the podcast Driven to Thrive, a show that supports a wider program of training, keynotes, and workshops to help a diverse...

Duration:01:00:32

Managing Empty Promises

2/9/2021
Everyone has an experience of being promised something and then discovering the promise cannot be kept. While it may be easier to accept someone's information without intending to follow up, you never know when that decision could come back to haunt you. It's important whether you're on the corporate side or the supplier side to remain transparent and be realistic about what you can actually provide in a partnership. In today’s episode, we talk about what both corporates and suppliers can...

Duration:00:21:39

Corporate Readiness

2/2/2021
You only make a first impression once, and sometimes you only get to shoot your shot with your prospective, future corporate partner once too. What will you be thinking about when you get that first 'Big Meet'? Your clothes? Or your handshake? Maybe you think it's how you walk into the room. While all these things do matter for a first impression, being ready to meet a big corporation is more than about your personal appearance. It's about doing some groundwork beforehand to make sure that...

Duration:00:26:40

The Power Of Mentorship

1/26/2021
What do Yoda the Jedi, Mr. Miyagi the sensei, and Steve Jobs the tech mogul all have in common? Well, aside from being masters of their field, be that the skill of wielding a lightsaber, a sweet leg sweep, or inventing the iPod, they all took time out of their day to take a new hopeful under their wing to bestow some of their learned enlightenment. "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you", was how Mark...

Duration:00:20:47

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