Andrew Edgeley, Director of Corporate Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Andrea really knows Supplier Diversity & Inclusion. She has helped us build our Supplier Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the UK. Andrea acts as a true business partner and took the time to fully understand our culture and business objectives. She used research methods to help us explore different options, provided innovative ideas and smart solutions. Andrea is reliable, professional and a real pleasure to work with. We look forward to continuing to work with her to expand our Supplier Diversity & Inclusion efforts in Europe.
Michael Tobolski, Vice President of Corporate Relations & Member Engagement, WEConnect International
Andrea Fimian provided expert training to educate corporations on Gender Responsive Procurement & Supplier Diversity & Inclusion on a project lasting several months. Andrea provided end-to-end training, including documents and questionnaires for pre and post training, materials for training and support, and facilitation of the training.
With her many years of experience, Andrea is a true expert in the field of supplier diversity and inclusion and was therefore able to share many of her own experiences with the participants. She was consistently positive and motivated and demonstrated flexibility, as Andrea was always helpful when it came to changes, and supported all requests in a timely manner.
The audience connected with her as she works diligently to make everyone feel included. We look forward to continue working with Andrea on future projects.
Maggie Berry, former Executive Director for Europe at WEConnect International
Together with Andrea, we have organised and hosted over 40 supplier diversity events, spreading the word about supplier diversity in Europe and bringing women-owned businesses together with corporate representatives. With Andrea’s passionate, upbeat character, great networking and organisational skills, and amazing knowledge of the marketplace, she has become the perfect ally to grow WEConnect International in Europe and to develop opportunities for women-owned businesses all over the continent. I would strongly recommend Andrea to be your partner if you are interested in growing your company’s supplier diversity & Inclusion programme!
Birgit Fauser, Diversity & Inclusion Leader EMEA at IBM
”A true leader in Supplier Diversity – …..She is always being a champion and change agent, looking for ways to spread the word about Supplier Diversity ……… having one of the leading supplier diversity programs in the world, is thanks to her engagement, energetic, upbeat character, great networking and organizational skills and visibility at many external events. I would strongly recommend Andrea to be your partner if you are interested in growing your company’s Supplier Diversity & Inclusion program.”
Anna Wippel, Design Thinking Coach, Agile Project Facilitator, Mentoring Experience, 2020
At a mentoring matchmaking event, organized by Andrea in January 2020, I was matched with two power ladies from the WEConnect International network. I connected immediately with both women, who run their own business, and we decided to embark together on this mentoring journey. Andrea supported us in framing the mentoring process and had a prepared contract template to guide us through a year’s journey that was meant to be physical, but had to be virtual due to the pandemic. I had the pleasure to exchange know-how and experience, develop my soft skills and learn a lot from this passionate, diverse ecosystem. I did not only grow my network, I won new friends. Ever since, I became “addicted” to mentoring. Diversity at its best. Thanks Andrea for this delightful opportunity!
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