Dec 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 diversity and inclusion space happen to be full of original, powerful, and inspiring stories.
On today's episode of Breaking Barriers hosts, Cloe Guidry-Reed and Adam Moore take you through their journeys in supplier diversity and inclusion, explaining how it has enriched their personal and professional lives - with some surprising reveals!
Adam discusses his multifaceted career, which includes working five years as a county police officer, earning a Master's from Brunel University, and finding his calling in supplier diversity and inclusion via a technology career that included auditing and sales.
Cloe shares her experience of growing up as an African American in a Hispanic neighborhood in San Antonio Texas before moving to Atlanta to study at Agnes Scott Women’s College. Both hosts also discuss how their individual experiences have enhanced their understanding of the struggle for inclusion and equality. You will also learn of their ambition to help companies and entrepreneurs achieve inclusion and equality in all areas of business.
“Diversity. Inclusion. Equality. What does it mean? How do we do it? Why are you doing it? Why is it important?” – Adam Moore
“One of the beauties of our country: because so many people are able to come here and so many people are able to realize the American dream, we’ll always need supplier diversity professionals within those organizations” – Cloe Guidry-Reed
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