On the evening of Tuesday, November 3, the polls closed for what had become arguably one of the most hotly-contested and historic elections in our nation’s history. And on December 14, the Electoral College confirmed that Joe Biden won. Alongside him, our country also elected to the second-highest office in the land Kamala Harris, the first woman and a person of Black and Indian-American heritage. Until that moment, even an accomplished Black female corporate executive-turned-CEO-founder like me couldn’t have told her children, especially my daughters, that there were no limits on who or what they could become. …

Whether you’re in supplier diversity or not, the mandate is the same. We either pay attention to these trends and opportunities, or we risk falling far behind.

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It’s that time of year again. The pundits have started making their predictions for the coming year. According to The Economist, COVID-19 has disrupted capitalism, creating unlikely winners and losers. Concurrent and compounding health, financial, educational, and political crises have upped the stakes globally, making government intervention and subsidy necessary for the basic survival of its citizens. This year has laid bare everything we all knew about inequality but had become all too comfortable overlooking.

As founder and CEO of Hire Ground, my team delivers the technology, advisory services, and strategic partnership to corporations who are navigating increasingly complex challenges…

We’re going to remember 2020 for many reasons, some of which we would much rather forget. For those of us at the forefront of supplier diversity, our field has changed significantly. Hidden from plain view is a myriad of seemingly small processes, policies, and practices that either set companies on a path toward achieving a more equitable and optimal supply chain or cutting off meaningful diversity and inclusion efforts at the root. From my vantage point, we will feel the impact of this year for many months and years to come. …

Cloe Guidry-Reed

Advocate of supply chain and economic inclusion. Founder & CEO at hireground.io

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