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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.

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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.”

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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!

Speaking Engagements

ESDP – European Supplier Diversity Project Conference, Amsterdam NL, September 2023

Andrea Fimian moderated the ”Advancing Supplier Diversity in Europe: Insights from Global Corporations” Paneldiscussion at the ESDP Conference in Amsterdam.

IT Beschaffungskonferenz, Bern, Switzerland, August 2023

The IT Beschaffungskonferenz (IT procurement conference) is held annually in Bern, this year on 22th August. Over 400 professionals from public procurement and the IT industry gathered to learn about important basics and the latest trends in public procurement and IT tenders. The motto of the event was “Everything new? The changing world of procurement”.

East Meets West Conference, Vienna, June 2023

I am very proud to have been able to present the topic of D&I in the supply chain as part of the panel discussion “Companies go beyond borders”. Pictures and Recordings.

GSA Festival of Sourcing & Supplier Diversity Day

Andrea Fimian was a panellist and moderator at the GSA- Global Sourcing Association Festival of Sourcing & Council for Supplier Diversity UK (SDUK)‘ s Supplier Diversity Day in London on June 13 & 14th, 2023.

Swiss Diversity Leaders @Lunch Webinar “Diversity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain”

Swiss Diversity hosts a monthly Leaders@Lunch Webinar that brings you closer to the topics of Diversity & Inclusion. On June 1st, 2023, Andrea Fimian provided a webinar talking about “Diversity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain”.

Speaker at the Women’s Forum 2022

Andrea Fimian was a speaker at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting at the ”Inclusive Supply Chains – an Untapped Potential for Positive Impact?“ session.

Inclusion Week @University of St. Gallen

Andrea Fimian provided a ”Diversity and Inclusion in your Supply Chain” webinar at the 6th University of St. Gallen Inclusion Week on September 14th, 2022.

MSDUK 2022 Conference & Awards

Andrea Fimian was a panellist at the MSDUK Conference & Awards; SESSION 3: Leadership Commitment. Supplier Diversity Centre of Excellence, in London on September 7-9, 2022. This roundtable This conference was the largest event of its kind for Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) across the UK and Europe.

WEConnect International Symposium

Andrea Fimian provided a session on ”Measuring Impact – Best Practices” at the 2022 WEConnect International Global Symposium For Supplier Diversity & Inclusion on April 26th.

fips consulting in a conversation with Zivio; Diversity and ESG in the Services Procurement Supply Chain

A must-watch for anyone looking to understand the importance of Diversity and ESG in Procurement. Watch the conversation between fips consulting and Zivio on LinkedIn or directly on Zivio’s webpage recorded in October 2021.

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ProcureCon Barcelona 2019 & virtually 2020

Andrea Fimian was a panellist ”How can you support diversity & inclusion within your supply chain to create an innovative and sustainable buying platform?” at the ProcureCon Conference in Barcelona in 2019 and hosted a Supplier Diversity Roundtable Discussion at their virtual conference in October 2020.

American College Program @University of Fribourg

Andrea Fimian was presenting the ‘What, How & Why’ of Supplier Diversity to international students of the American College Program at the University of Fribourg in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Check out Andrea Fimian’s, CEO / Founder of fips consulting, LinkedIn profile for more information about events, conferences and trade shows where Andrea was a panellist or speaker, recommendations and more.

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