“We don’t know any minority or women-owned businesses that can do this particular job.” Some version of this statement is too often the last answer or effort a number of significant businesses give around engaging black-owned businesses in contracting opportunities. This panel discussion shares real steps companies at every level can take to be more intentional in engaging black owned companies while also introducing ways black-owned companies can better position themselves for next level opportunities.
Getting Real about Supplier Diversity
Carolyn Chism Hardy
President & CEO, Chism Hardy Investments
Manager, Shelby County Schools MWBE Program
President & CEO, Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum
President & CEO, Black Business Association of Memphis
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