The Power of Supplier Diversity: Building Bridges for Inclusion

July 12, 2022
In this episode, Justin Ponder sits with guest James Jackson III, the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Zions Bancorporation. James is responsible for building relationships with capable, diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise. They discuss the benefits of supplier diversity, how to build bridges for inclusion, and how companies can restructure their vendor operations to include more traditionally excluded groups.



  • What is supplier diversity?
  • Why it’s time to take supplier diversity seriously
  • How organizations can get started on supplier diversity
  • Using supplier diversity channels to grow your business
  • How supplier diversity works in the real world
  • Simple strategies to attract and retain diverse talents
  • The dos and don’ts of promoting diversity and inclusion in your community
  • The innovative, financial, and social benefits of diversity in the workplace
  • How companies can empower and reward their diversity ambassadors


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What's New:

Uplifting Impact is excited to announce Actions Speak Louder, the latest book by author and DEI expert, our very own, Deanna Singh. This book, available starting May 31st, 2022, is a step-by-step guide on how to create change and inclusivity both in the workplace and beyond. In this book, Deanna seeks to answer questions for organizations and teams of all sizes on how to create more inclusivity. Actions Speak Louder creates a blueprint for those who are ready to read, take action now, and build a better tomorrow.

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