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CAMSC Corporate Forum: Leveraging the Power of Data Storytelling to Move the Needle on Your Supplier Diversity Program

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

**Please note that this event is for CAMSC Corporate Members Only**

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Are you looking to propel your procurement and supplier diversity initiatives to new heights? Join us for an enlightening presentation by Florence Amate of Laisar Management Group: “Leveraging the Power of Data Storytelling to Move the Needle on Your Supplier Diversity Program.

Effectively communicating the value and impact of diversity initiatives within your corporation and the broader community is key to securing buy-in from your employees, partners, and the community at large. This presentation will equip you with the tools to enhance your communication strategies and drive tangible results.

By the end of the engaging session, you’ll know how to:

Harness the Power of Storytelling: Learn how storytelling can help you build emotional connections, increase engagement, and foster a deeper understanding of the benefits of supplier diversity.

Leverage Data for Evidence-Based Insights: Gain insights into how incorporating data into your narratives provides concrete evidence of the positive economic impacts, such as job creation and community development.

Demonstrate Value to Internal Stakeholders: Equip yourself with the skills to effectively demonstrate the value of your supplier diversity program to internal stakeholders. Gain practical strategies to ensure they understand not just what you do, but why it matters.

Build Goodwill in Your Community: Learn how to communicate the efforts and impact of your supplier diversity program to increase goodwill in your community including with your local government, residents, and businesses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your communication toolkit and take your procurement and supplier diversity initiatives to the next level. Mark your calendars and get ready to learn actionable strategies to maximize the impact and success of your supplier diversity initiatives!

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Meet Our Speakers:

Florene Amate is the Founder and President of Laisar Management Group, a Maryland-based management consulting firm that equips companies with the tools to manage, measure, and report socio-economic impact and sustainability performance. Organizations across every industry rely on Florence and her team to shape their supplier diversity, community engagement, and business diversity strategies to drive alignment and accountability in the supply chain and create opportunities for underserved, diverse, and local businesses.

With a profound understanding of regulatory requirements and program implementation, Florence has successfully developed and managed socio-economic and workforce inclusion strategies since 2011. Leveraging data-driven storytelling, she demonstrates the resulting impact of these strategies, enabling clients to improve their bottom line, communicate their impact, and build stronger and more vibrant communities.

Florence knows firsthand the importance of valuing diverse suppliers and giving them an opportunity to make a difference in their communities. As the owner of a minority business enterprise, she’s passionate about championing supplier diversity to ensure diverse businesses are able to access and take advantage of opportunities to excel.

A leader in supplier diversity strategy and compliance, Florence believes organizations are stronger when they directly engage their local communities, emphasizing the common interests they share with their stakeholders. This is evident in her contributions over the last 20 years and continues to be the driving force behind her work.

Towanda Livingston is a successful and award-winning economic inclusion and diversity, equity, and inclusion executive. Towanda has been a volunteer coach/mentor for SCORE since 2017 and is an innovative thought leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion, economic inclusion, and supplier diversity. As the Senior Manager of Business Diversity/Supplier Diversity for Constellation Energy, Towanda inculcates supplier diversity and economic inclusion strategies into the way Constellation does business. With nearly three decades of strategic and tactical experience in the government, public and private sectors, Towanda’s focused on equipping, empowering and enabling minorities, women, and other marginalized groups and businesses with practical solutions and tools to advance their positions in the workplace and marketplace. She accomplishes this through bottom-linedriven business development solutions that include coaching, certification assistance, strategic planning and implementation, and more. Towanda is a widely respected international public speaker, facilitator, highly sought-after executive coach, author and podcaster who is committed to standing in the equity gap until it closes.


Meet our sponsors:

Laisar Management Group

Laisar Management Group is a Maryland-based management consulting firm that equips companies with the tools to manage, measure, and report socio-economic impact and sustainability performance so they can best serve and ignite change in their communities. By leveraging data-driven storytelling, Laisar works with clients to develop and execute programs that bring social, economic, and environmental benefits to the communities where they live, work and serve.

Public Service & Procurement Canada

The Government of Canada wants to help smaller and diverse businesses sell to the government. Procurement Assistance Canada, as part of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), is here to make it easier for smaller businesses to bid on federal contracting opportunities! Get personalized assistance to help you understand the federal procurement process and how to register for a procurement business number.





April 18
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm