When Shay Gillespie made the shift to supplier diversity, the director of diversity strategy for World Wide Technology, she did it in the way she does everything else. “I’m an all or nothing person,” she said.
Derby is the time of year when the world turns its eyes to our River City. Thanks to the vision of Tawana Bain, diverse business leaders from all over the U.S. will be here this season to see and be seen, celebrate the Derby in style, and build connections with other leaders for the inaugural Derby Diversity & Business Summit.
Big changes came to Yum! Brands, Inc. when, in 2015, they made the decision to spin off their China unit as its own publicly traded company. At the same time, they were working to refocus their growth strategy as a global franchisor and strengthen the brand relevance of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in 135+ countries and territories around the world.
Andy Butler is a change-maker in the world of supplier diversity. As associate director of supplier diversity, sustainability, and innovation with Procter & Gamble, he’s visited 18 countries in the last 18 months, giving him a deep perspective on how the company is positively impacting communities worldwide.
Brooks Grain is a proud Partnership Sponsor of the Derby Diversity Business Summit. Erica Fields has been in the business of supplying grain to Kentucky distillers since the ‘70s, so the certified LGBT Business Enterprise’s recent move to the Derby City makes sense.
Laura Pevehouse is Dell’s Chief Blogger. Her vision and leadership have increased engagement in measurable ways across multiple pages and platforms for the tech giant since she stepped into her current position in 2014.