Nov 2, 2021
Mary Gano is the Senior Manager of Supply Chain Diversity and Sustainability at Vista Corp. Mary advocates for diverse and small businesses in the supply chain. She was selected as Vistra Women Information Network’s 2019 Woman of the Year, and is a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber Leadership Dallas Class of 2021. She previously worked at Energy Future Holdings and MJG Recruitment Services. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Mary joins us today to discuss supplier growth through introductions to tier 1 suppliers. She explains how corporations can work with suppliers while satisfying regulations and insurance requirements. She highlights where companies can go wrong when envisioning their diversity initiatives and how supplier and workforce composition diversity can be ensured at tier 1 and tier 2. Mary also reveals how diversity professionals can persuade senior managers to bring on small businesses and build on small successes.
“From a cultural standpoint, we need to make sure that we are working with diverse suppliers.” - Mary Gano
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