WBG Vendor Forum for Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Businesses in North America and Europe

September 14, 2021 | 8:00 am EDT (12:00 pm GMT) | Zoom AFR Vendor Forum Postcard

The World Bank Group (WBG) Corporate Procurement unit will be holding an engaging virtual presentation to help women- and minority-owned businesses in North America and Europe learn how to do business with the WBG, what we purchase, and what we are doing to include women-owned and minority-owned businesses in our own supply chain. Speaker and registration link below.

Speakers in Order of Appearance

Shaolin Yang

Managing Director and WBG Chief Administrative Officer 

Sara Wilshaw

Assistant Deputy Minister and Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner

Hana Brixi

WBG Global Director, Gender

Kenny Cheung

Chief, WBG Corporate Procurement

Adam Rubinfield

Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Team Lead, WBG Corporate Procurement

Catarina Thomaz

Procurement Specialist, WBG Corporate Procurement

Guranda Elashvili

Procurement Specialist, WBG Corporate Procurement

Maria Ochoa

Manager, WBG Global Corporate Solutions, Business Services

Evelyne Rasoanirina Ratsimbazafy

Project Manager, Global Real Estate Development & Management, WBG Paris Office

Diana Smallridge

President and CEO of International Financial Consulting

Bee Joshi

Financial Controller at Sheppard Moscow

Kalsoom Lakhani

Co-founder & General Partner at i2i Ventures

The event will highlight the role the WBG plays as an agent of change towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Participants will hear from women-owned and minority-owned businesses that currently work with the WBG as they share their insight and experience with Corporate Procurement practices and procedures. They will also hear details from WBG staff involved in procurements on what they buy, how they identify vendors, and what some upcoming needs may be.

Registration for this event is required and participation is free. 
Register now!

The event will be conducted in English and simultaneous interpretation in French will be available.