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Thu, Jun 09, 2022 3:00 ‒ 4:30 PM EDT
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Join us for our Leaders Roundtable on Barriers to Entry and Supplier Diversity and help us drive change across the world

Professor Rob Handfield (NC State University), Professor Tim Laseter (UVA Darden Business School) and I are excited to launch the 2nd Annual Barriers to Entry and Supplier Diversity Study and Survey.  As part of the ongoing work, we are convening a Roundtable with a community of leaders from across federal/state/local governments as well as industry to help inform the findings from the study and provide input into any recommended solutions.

This Roundtable will build on the momentum from last year to launch a regular quarterly and monthly series on Barriers and Supplier Diversity.  As part of the Leaders group, you can help provide insights and input into both the design of the survey/study as well as solutions being proposed for governments and suppliers all over the world.

Agenda for the Roundtable on June 9th includes:

  • Group discussion and review of the Barriers to Entry Survey, with goal of gaining input any revisions
  • Panel discussion on solutions to barriers and supplier diversity being undertaken
  • Group discussion on steps forward to accelerate adoption

See you there!



Ruby Harvey
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Senior Executive (Retired)
Tiasia O'Brien
Venture backed Seam Social Labs
Founder and CEO
Rob Handfield
Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, NC State University
Founder and Executive Director
Trish Martinelli
Defense Entrepreneurs Forum
Executive Director
Jaime Gracia
U.S. State Department
Director, Strategic Programs
Anna Urman
U.S. State Department
Senior Procurement Analyst, HUBZone Program
Tim Laseter
Darden Graduate Business School, University of Virginia
Professor of Practice
Ben McMartin
Public Spend Forum
Managing Partner
Raj Sharma
Public Spend Forum & GovShop
Founder & CEO