Episode 02 – Supplier Diversity & Creating Partnerships with Diverse Businesses


Ingrid Watkins, Principal & Chief Diversity Strategist, IW Consulting Group

Ingrid Watkins, IW Consulting Group

There are very few people who understand all of the various perspectives and nuances of supplier diversity more than Ingrid Watkins, the principal and chief diversity strategist at IW Consulting Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm, specializing in corporate diversity program solutions to some of the country’s top corporations.Before launching her own firm, Ingrid spent more than 15 years of her corporate career advocating for the utilization of minority owned businesses in contract opportunities at The Coca-Cola Company.

Join us as we discuss some of the challenges corporations face in creating supplier diversity programs that move the needle beyond meeting spend goals as well as what they can do to developing long-term partnerships with diverse businesses.