20 episodes

Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO, Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to corporations.

Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Groun‪d‬ Cloe Guidry-Reed

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Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground is a weekly podcast hosted by Hire Ground Founder and CEO, Cloe Guidry-Reed and diversity and inclusion leader Adam Moore. Each week we will have an in-depth discussion with procurement leaders and supplier diversity teams, successful suppliers, relevant associations, historians, and economists. We make the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority, women, LGBTQ, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to corporations.

    Developing "Next Generation" supply chain talent with Marty Parker & Ali Stehr

    Developing "Next Generation" supply chain talent with Marty Parker & Ali Stehr

    Marty and Alania join us today to discuss what Diversity Supply Chain means and the goal of diversity hiring. We discuss the importance of creating next-generation talent in supplier diversity and what the profession's elders can do for the new kids on the block. Ali shares her discovery of supply chain and explains the benefits the industry has to all different kinds of people from all different walks of life.

    • 45 min
    Opportunities in the U.S Hispanic Market with Saramar Group

    Opportunities in the U.S Hispanic Market with Saramar Group

    In today's episode, Sarah joins us to share her valuable insights into multicultural marketing, where her love and passion for reaching diverse communities led her to create the Saramar Group. She discusses her college days of International Studies, volunteering with the YMCA in Costa Rica, and her experience of living in Spain to study with the University of Santa Monica, all of which solidified her passion for culture and her need to serve and give back through business.

    • 37 min
    Driven to Thrive with Veronica Maldonado-Torres

    Driven to Thrive with Veronica Maldonado-Torres

    In today's episode, Veronica joins us to share her ideas and philosophies on supplier diversity and why she is passionate about connecting cultures in business so that we can 'win together.' She reveals how the current pandemic has created unforeseen roadblocks and why resiliency and grit have never been more important for diverse CEOs as they overcome hurdles and become the positive disruptors of the future.

    • 1 hr
    Managing Empty Promises

    Managing Empty Promises

    In today’s episode, we talk about what both corporates and suppliers can do to help increase transparency and be realistic about their promises. We discuss what a cycle time is and how this timeline can be a lot longer for larger businesses. We talk about why you shouldn't focus on getting contracts at tradeshows, and what you should be looking for instead. We also explain how working in a tier-two can be a great learning experience and opportunity to grow with larger businesses.

    • 21 min
    Corporate Readiness

    Corporate Readiness

    In today's episode, we put our very own Adam in the hot seat to look at what it really means to be “Corporate Ready.” He explains what diverse small businesses should consider about the corporation they wish to attract and why understanding the corporate business cycle is the first step in preparing to meet them.

    • 26 min
    The Power Of Mentorship

    The Power Of Mentorship

    In today's episode, we discuss how personal mentorship within supplier diversity is essential to breaking barriers within business today. We look at all the angles of such relationships, whether you are a mentor, protégé or mentee, and the ways such connections should be approached and navigated.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Dkpd1787 ,

Great Perspectives

I have really enjoyed listing to these podcasts. Cloe and Adam seem to have a natural chemistry and love the down to earth conversational style. Follow now everyone because this is going to be one of the podcast to follow in 2021.

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Great Insight

Great insight into both small and diverse businesses and how to help.

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