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 When:                                             April 13, 2021                              1 – 3 PM CST                                No Cost for this Event

Where:                                        We will email you a link to join!

What you need to Attend:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • An internet connection
What Members are saying:

” The PERT forum is a great way for executives to share ideas for confronting this changing landscape. The intimate setting and member-driven agenda is much more useful than any annual conference.”

– Vice President, Global Category Management, MasterCard

” This workshop has been the best value I have ever received . . . . “

– CFO/CPO AMEGA Holdings, Inc.






In 2020 the world was confronted with both a global pandemic and a global cry for justice. That has created a moment that we must make sure we take advantage of.  Many companies aggressively tackled the subject of Equity with statements of support for movements like Black Lives Matter.  However, the moment calls for something far more – even more than increasing spend with diverse suppliers.  Next Practices suggest that we need to look at how we multiply the impact we are having – far beyond the spend?

In this three-part PERT series, we will explore the business model for corporations working with diverse suppliers with a specific emphasis on not only increasing the spend but focusing on total impact.  You’ll hear from two very large complex organizations at two totally different stages (Walgreen’s and Centene) and we’ll be adding advocacy organizations such as NMSDC and WBENC, and MWBEs to the discussion.

  • The structure, goals, challenges and triumphs of 1) a new/growing corporate program AND 2) an established corporate program. 
  • How they are different?
  • How this moment of reckoning has impacted them?


We will also be sharing the results of the research that TMG has done and the emerging set of Next Practices that will help you in going beyond the traditional goal of higher spend and achieving a multiplier impact. 


  • Shaun Jones –  Global Director, Supplier Diversity –                          Walgreens Boot Alliance
  • Kendra Burris-AustinDirector, Supplier Diversity – Centene Corporation


Please don’t use a public email address such as Hotmail,Gmail, etc., as our system may mark your email as spam.


About PERT:

  • This is a peer-to-peer organization and as such, you must be a Senior Procurement Executive (Director Level or above) within your organization to attend.
  • PERT is a collaboration between The Mpower Group and Omnia Partners.
  • Join the PERT LinkedIn Group and network


If you have any questions please contact-The Mpower Group-Rick Sandoval:

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