Business Equity for Indy (BEI) Procurement Workshop



You’re invited to our first Business Equity for Indy (BEI) Procurement Workshop facilitated by national supplier diversity expert, Reginald Williams, CEO, chief consultant of supplier diversity at Procurement Resources
. The workshop is free for businesses of all sizes to attend and takes place virtually via Zoom on October 14, 2021, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

During the workshop, Reginald will discuss why Black business is essential to Indy, your role and your contribution as a business advocate as we increase and strengthen our business case for diversity, along with equity and inclusion. Attendees will hear the presentation of eight practices for meaningful results, along with remarks from Tim Harris, CEO, Harris & Ford LLC., on his journey as a Black business owner in Indy and how to be a responsible steward in the Black community.

Join the workshop to connect with other C-suite professionals from companies including Eli Lilly & Co., the Indianapolis Airport Authority, Cummins, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University, and others who are making changes to improve equity in their procurement practices. Key leaders are invited to attend this workshop and to extend an invitation to other procurement professionals in your company and industry. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees are invited to stick around for networking with other individuals on the webinar.  Save your spot today by registering through Eventbrite.

Please make sure you have your signed pledge returned by September 30 to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to advancing equity for Black-owned business enterprises. For more information, to return your pledge, or if you have questions about the initiative, please contact Stacia Murphy, Director of Equity, Outreach, and Strategic Partnerships, Indy Chamber at smurphy@indychamber.com.


ABOUT BEI:
Business Equity for Indy (BEI) is a joint effort of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and the Indy Chamber with support from the Indianapolis Urban League to grow a more inclusive business climate and build greater equity and economic opportunity for the Indy Region’s Black residents and people of color. This effort will launch a set of task forces (Procurement & Participation, People & Promotions, Learning & Talent, Impediments to Health, and Public Policy) to develop new efforts, organize ongoing work and scale proven solutions for maximum impact. To learn more about BEI and any of its five taskforces visit indychamber.com/BEI.

The BEI partners are currently developing several additional opportunities for organizations to join engage in the effort to advance racial equity across the Ind Region. If Procurement & Participation is not your preferred area at this time, or if you would be interested in additional opportunities to engage with BEI, please contact Stacia Murphy or Taylor Hughes.

Event Start Date & Time: October 14, 2021 1:00 PM

Event End Date & Time: October 14, 2021 2:30 PM

Time Zone: (GMT -6:00) Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City

Location: Virtual

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