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7th Annual East Coast Forum

September, 2018

 

Join procurement innovators from across the Americas to debate hot topics and develop innovative strategies and practical solutions, enabling you to transform every facet of your procurement function.

Plus, executive briefings offering optional tailored content for Senior Financial Services & Marketing Procurement professionals.

12th Annual Europe Forum

Executive Briefing: 4 October, 2017

Forum: 5-6 October, 2017

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Join the annual procurement community gathering for EU procurement professionals centred on business alignment and category leadership.

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Women Procurement Leaders

Through networking events, mentoring opportunities and inspirational editorial, Women Procurement Leaders hub provides a platform for outstanding women in the function to meet, share ideas and learn from each other.

Our global community champions rising stars and true leaders and promotes increased gender diversity within procurement.


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WPC Mentors

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Matching mentors and mentees to nurture the future generation of procurement leaders.

WPC Events

Events


Briefings, workshops and dinners bringing together diverse thinking around the globe.

WPC Content

Content


Success stories, interviews and the latest insight into our community to inspire others to push forward gender diversity.

Four lessons on diversity from the East Coast Forum

Four lessons on diversity from the East Coast Forum

Conquering career comebacks

Conquering career comebacks

The truth about career progression

The truth about career progression

Fifteen minutes with…Christina Taylor, global commercial talent and learning director at Mars

Fifteen minutes with…Christina Taylor, global commercial talent and learning director at Mars

Challenges and opportunities in closing the gender pay gap

Challenges and opportunities in closing the gender pay gap

A day in the life of a mentor

A day in the life of a mentor

A day in the life of a mentee

A day in the life of a mentee

What we learned at the latest WPL events

What we learned at the latest WPL events

Caltex CPO: Being a leader is like becoming a parent

Caltex CPO: Being a leader is like becoming a parent

15 minutes with… Amanda Davies, VP of procurement at Mars

15 minutes with… Amanda Davies, VP of procurement at Mars

Fifteen minutes with…Christina Taylor, global commercial talent and learning director at Mars

Fifteen minutes with…Christina Taylor, global commercial talent and learning director at Mars

Taylor talks about the confectionery behemoth’s approach to diversity and the dangers of using quotas
Caltex CPO: Being a leader is like becoming a parent

Caltex CPO: Being a leader is like becoming a parent

Johanne Rossi talks about the values she follows as a leader and how that is helping her and her team drive forward a wide-ranging transformation
15 minutes with… Amanda Davies, VP of procurement at Mars

15 minutes with… Amanda Davies, VP of procurement at Mars

Can women really have it all? Amanda Davies walks WPL through her career and explains how she bucked the trend to get promoted twice while on maternity leave
Amber Bauer: From the boardroom to refugee camps

Amber Bauer: From the boardroom to refugee camps

Former ENGIE CPO on how her procurement experience helped her overcome the challenges she faced when she gave up her day job to help refugees
15 minutes with...Fabienne Lesbros, CPO at the Co-operative Group

15 minutes with...Fabienne Lesbros, CPO at the Co-operative Group

Lesbros tells how to challenge the function she first had to challenge herself at the retail, banking and funeral services giant
15 minutes with...Haley Carter, director of indirect procurement at Nexeo

15 minutes with...Haley Carter, director of indirect procurement at Nexeo

Carter talks bringing competition from the soccer field to the office
15 minutes with...Christina Ooi, head of group procurement, Malaysia Airlines Berhad

15 minutes with...Christina Ooi, head of group procurement, Malaysia Airlines Berhad

Ooi talks female empowerment in procurement in Malaysia and building talent and team cohesion in the function
15 minutes with...Bekki Andreou, winner of the 2016 Future Leader Award

15 minutes with...Bekki Andreou, winner of the 2016 Future Leader Award

Bekki Andreou, category manager at British Gas, talks the future of the function and what her award win means
Four lessons on diversity from the East Coast Forum

Four lessons on diversity from the East Coast Forum

Diversity and inclusion should be at the forefront when building and developing teams, rather than becoming an afterthought
The truth about career progression

The truth about career progression

Katie Kenward, consultant at Michael Page Procurement and Supply Chain, speaks to female procurement professionals about their careers and whether being a woman impacts their progression
What we learned at the latest WPL events

What we learned at the latest WPL events

At Women Procurement Leaders events in London and Luxembourg, talk turned to making diversity heard in organisations and in the home
Three lessons from WPL in Miami

Three lessons from WPL in Miami

At the Americas Congress 17, the Women of Procurement Leaders talked of how to achieve power and influence
Being bold for change in 2017

Being bold for change in 2017

As the world pushes for gender equality on International Women’s Day, how are we at Procurement Leaders being bold for change?
Part 3 - Exposing procurement's gender gap: How to retain female talent

Part 3 - Exposing procurement's gender gap: How to retain female talent

What are the factors behind women deciding to continue working in procurement or choosing to leave the function?
Part 2 – Exposing procurement’s gender gap: Measures of job satisfaction

Part 2 – Exposing procurement’s gender gap: Measures of job satisfaction

The second in the series of blogs explores to what extent female procurement professionals are happy in their roles and why
Part 1 – Exposing procurement’s gender gap: Factors affecting pay

Part 1 – Exposing procurement’s gender gap: Factors affecting pay

The first in a series of blogs takes a deeper look at brand new data from Procurement Leaders’ recent salary survey and explores the factors with the most impact on the gender pay gap
Nike builds procurement athletes

Nike builds procurement athletes

Sportswear giant outlines its award winning approach to team development
HS2 rebuilds supplier trust

HS2 rebuilds supplier trust

A considerate and collaborative approach to suppliers puts Britain’s High Speed 2 rail project on the right track
AIG's Charmaine Tan

AIG's Charmaine Tan

Award winner talks about what a career in procurement means, her plans and her mentor.

Meet our WPL Community

EVA ANDRÉN

Vice President, Head of Group Sourcing, Ericsson

Stockholm, Sweden

Eva is an experienced senior leader with ability to inspire and motivate multinational organizations and people to take action and drive change to stay competitive in the business.

PAULA MARTINEZ

VP Group Procurement, Adidas

UCB offices in Anderlecht, Brussels

Paula is an avid reader, particularly History and Biographies. Her husband is glad to have some shelf space back now that she has an eBook!

NANDINI BASUTHAKUR

Chief Operating Officer, Procurement Leaders

Procurement Leaders HQ, London

Inspiration behind the WiP community, plans for the future, previous mentoring experience

EVA MILKO

Managing Director, Americas, Procurement Leaders

Denver, Colorado

A change agent with proven ability in cost control, program management, quality and process improvements, supplier/ vendor relationship management, new product / program implementations and organizational excellence.

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