Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to Host Supplier Diversity Event

Birmingham Business Journal

SAM HODGSON/BLOOMBERG

Birmingham, July 9, 2015 / The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Skye Connect Inc. are partnering on a supplier diversity training event on July 15.

The training, which will focus on new metrics and strategies for supplier diversity, will be led by Alice Gordon, CEO of Sky Connect and Layle McKelvey, supplier diversity manager for United Airlines.

The training will demonstrate how supplier diversity can improve innovation, drive technology enhancements and lower costs in both the service and manufacturing industry. Gordon formerly led the supplier diversity efforts at Alabama Power Co., which has nearly 2,000 diverse vendors and millions in spending with diverse companies.

Registered attendees will also have a chance to learn how to do business with United Airlines.

The target audience is supplier diversity managers, human resource professionals, sourcing agents, procurement managers and others.

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