Women in Procurement Virtual Workshop: 'Supplier Diversity – what is it and why do companies do it?'

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Workshop, 16:00-17:00 GMT

The Women in Procurement Network is an interactive workshop series for women from around the world working in Procurement and Supply Chain.


Speaker: Victoria Mallinckrodt, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Manager at World Economic Forum & Andrea Fimian, CEO/Founder at fips consulting

Date: 24th February 2022

Timing: 16:00-17:00 (GMT)


About the speakers

Andrea Fimian has over 10 years of experience in procurement in a large international company and led one of the world's strongest Supplier Diversity programs in EMEA for more than 6 years. During this time, she developed the strategies for the 1st & 2nd Tier programs in EMEA and successfully managed the company’s global 2nd Tier program.

Andrea received the 2019 IT Female Award for her outstanding commitment to diversity, presented by the Women IT Network organization.




Victoria Mallinckrodt is a Procurement Manager at the World Economic Forum, with a passion for diversity and inclusion. With a background in procurement consulting, where she worked for clients including HSBC, Shell and National Grid, she is now supporting grant-funded procurement at the Forum.

She has written for the Forum Agenda on supplier diversity and is also a co-founder of the Finance Sisters, a social enterprise aimed at helping women take control of their finances.


The topic 

Andrea and Victoria will lead the discussion on supplier diversity, a topic that is gaining traction and becoming a top priority for procurement organisations worldwide, highlighting a shift of corporate objectives towards social and economic inclusion. Victoria will kick off the session with an overview of supplier diversity, followed by Andrea who will outline why it is important and how it connects with an organisation's broader ESG agenda. The session will then open up for discussion giving participants the opportunity to share their experiences, views and questions about the topic. 

Our virtual workshops offer a platform for networking and exchanging experiences with all points of view welcome. The workshop will be facilitated by Melaye Ras-Work, Vice President at Efficio.