Greenwashed Suppliers

Are your suppliers as sustainable as they claim? There are many papers and studies that show that diverse-owned businesses are more, or at least as sustainable, as non diverse-owned businesses. All the more reason to include more diverse-owned businesses in your supply chain. Women entrepreneurs are paving the way to a better future. Even though menContinue reading “Greenwashed Suppliers”

New Swiss Fund for Women-Led Tech Startups

Switzerland-based venture capital fund Privilege Ventures has just launched its fourth fund. The Equity Fonds Privilège provides 20 million Swiss Francs (ca 21 Mio USD) to support tech startups in the digital economy, deeptech and medtech sectors. The focus is on startups that are co-founded and managed by women. The investment thesis is based onContinue reading “New Swiss Fund for Women-Led Tech Startups”

Speaker at the Women’s Forum in Paris

Delighted and honored to announce that I will be a speaker at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting on the session ”Inclusive Supply Chains – an Untapped Potential for Positive Impact?“. In this Daring Circle Women4Business Discovery Session, we will be talking about how increasingly more companies are acknowledging that sourcing from diverse suppliers is notContinue reading “Speaker at the Women’s Forum in Paris”

Swiss Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Awards 2022

What an inspiring evening at yesterday’s Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award 2022 and the Future Award 2022 at the Aura in Zurich, Switzerland. Veuve Clicquot has given away the Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award 2022 for the 17th time since the Swiss premiere in 1985. In addition, the Veuve Clicquot Bold Future Award was presentedContinue reading “Swiss Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Awards 2022”

WEConnect International Annual 2021 Report

WEConnect International helps drive money into the hands of women business owners by enabling them to compete in the global marketplace. WEConnect International has over 160 members from large procurement organizations committed to supplier diversity and inclusion that helps build sustainable communities by sourcing from women-owned businesses around the globe. They have over 14’000 women-ownedContinue reading “WEConnect International Annual 2021 Report”

Insightful post from Wendy Broersen – WEConnect Rotterdam Event May 2022

Less than 1% of large corporates & government procurement spend wordlwide goes to women owned businesses. Yet 30-39% of businesses are women owned. Read the whole post from Wendy Broersen here: https://www.linkedin.com/embed/feed/update/urn:li:share:6945364897929023489

Measuring Impact – Best Practices Session @WEConnect International Global Symposium

Andrea Fimian will be presenting ”Measuring Impact – Best Practices” session at the upcoming WEConnect International Virtual Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Symposium on April 26th, 2022. You will discover where to start, what can be measured, and how to measure the impact of your supplier diversity and inclusion programs. Agenda, more information and ticketsContinue reading “Measuring Impact – Best Practices Session @WEConnect International Global Symposium”

Verband Frauenunternehmen Supplier Diversity Webinar

Join Chantal Schmelz and Andrea Fimian, CEO / Founder of fips consulting at this webinar (in German) from VFU – Verband Frauenunternehmen on March 1st, 2022; Diversität: Nutze sie zum Wachstum deines Unternehmens. Diversity and inclusion doesn’t end with employees. Diversity programs in the supply chain of large SMEs and corporations can help you standContinue reading “Verband Frauenunternehmen Supplier Diversity Webinar”