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Mar 22, 2022

Gregory “Greg” Hawkins is the Manager of Diversity Supplier Development at Stellantis, one of the world’s leading automakers and mobility service providers carrying brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Jeep, and Peugeot. In over 15 years, Greg has worked in sales and training, project design, process development, and supplier diversity. He was also recently awarded Automotive News’ Notable Champion of Diversity at Stellantis last January 2022.

Greg joins us today to describe how Stellantis is leading their supplier diversity program and the impact they make throughout the rest of the automotive industry. He describes why it can be challenging for minorities to become an entrepreneur in the industry and explains how empowerment can create a positive effect on communities. Greg also describes what clients will get if they partner with Stellantis.

"If you teach a person to fish, they can feed their family. If you can teach that person to market and sell those fish, they can feed their community." - Greg Hawkins

This week on Breaking Barriers:

  • The people behind Stellantis and the brand they have built
  • Stellantis' mission and how they evolved to be more inclusive and diverse
  • Why it's a challenge for young, black entrepreneurs to get into the auto industry
  • Addressing social issues through empowerment
  • The entire point of supplier diversity regarding relationships and profits
  • What clients can expect if they get into a contract with Stellantis
  • Defining supplier diversity excellence in your organization
  • How Greg got into supplier diversity and his professional track record

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