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 Symposium Registration includes a ticket to the Annual Gala.

The Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Symposium taking place on April 2nd is a  world-class event designed to provide first-hand experience from expert practitioners on tools and resources to successfully begin a global supplier diversity and inclusion journey, or to enhance current global efforts.

Take advantage of our early-bird rates and register now! 

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WEConnect International is proud to partner with the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. to provide lodging for the 2019 Global Awards Gala and Symposium. Please visit the WEConnect International booking page to reserve your stay. 


  8:00 - 10:00 am    Registration
  8:30 - 8:45 am    Welcome and Introductions
  8:45 - 9:30 am    C Suite Fireside Chat
Carolyn Tastad, Group President North America and Executive Sponsor - Gender Equity,
   Procter & Gamble
  9:30 - 9:45 am    Break
  9:45 - 10:45 am    Global Perspectives
   Christian Saunders, Assistance Secretary-General United Nations
  10:45 - 11:45 am    Program Discussion: Best Practices Sharing
   Michael Tobolski, Director of Corporate Relations, WEConnect International
  11:45 - 1:00 pm    Lunch: Impact Tracking and Measurement
Neeraj Shah, CEO, supplier.io
   1:00 - 2:00 pm    Obtaining Senior Leadership Support: Bottom Line Impact
Leonard Greenhalgh, Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
   2:00 - 2:45 pm    Global SD&I Updates, Panel
NGLCC Global, GSDA, Disability:IN, WEConnect International
  2:45 - 3:00 pm    Break
  3:00 - 4:45 pm    Breakout Discussions
     • Global Team Engagement/Advocacy
     • Tracking and Measurement
     • Global Tier 2
     • Resources
     • Tying in SD & Sustainability
     • Global Business Case
  4:45 - 5:00 pm    Wrap-up and Close

 *The program is subject to change.


“Great best practice sharing and engagement with new ideas”

“Covered a lot of ground and did an excellent job of demonstrating the interconnectivity between internal functions and external work”

“WEConnect member engagement and WEConnect staff desire to support and ensure success, the event is a true value add”

“Great mix of content and presentation styles”