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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

Mentoring scheme


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.

Driving Team & Supplier Diversity in Zug

Driving Team & Supplier Diversity in Zug

Cynthia Dautrich: Talent and tech are key to staying ahead

Cynthia Dautrich: Talent and tech are key to staying ahead

Julia Brown: CPOs can succeed with curiosity, confidence and courage

Julia Brown: CPOs can succeed with curiosity, confidence and courage

Inspiring Inclusive Procurement - Q&A with Ausgrid CPO

Inspiring Inclusive Procurement - Q&A with Ausgrid CPO

Making diversity work for you

Making diversity work for you

Rethinking procurement to improve access for diverse suppliers

Rethinking procurement to improve access for diverse suppliers

Embedding coaching techniques into your management style

Embedding coaching techniques into your management style

How can procurement benefit from gender diverse, top talent?

How can procurement benefit from gender diverse, top talent?

15 minutes with…The Girls’ Network

15 minutes with…The Girls’ Network

15 minutes with…The Girls’ Network

15 minutes with…The Girls’ Network

Co-founders Charly Young and Becca Dean talk about their all-female mentoring programme and the barriers of gender inequality in schools and in entering the workplace
15 minutes with…Hardeep Saran, procurement, training and development specialist at ArcBlue

15 minutes with…Hardeep Saran, procurement, training and development specialist at ArcBlue

Drawing on her own international career in procurement, Saran highlights gender-based differences between working in Europe and Asia and how these are evolving
15 minutes with…Nikki Bell, head of Scottish commercial policy and project assurance

15 minutes with…Nikki Bell, head of Scottish commercial policy and project assurance

How to overcome hurdles in your personal and professional life (with a dark sense of humour)
15 minutes with...Laura Formigo, procurement transformation analyst at UCB

15 minutes with...Laura Formigo, procurement transformation analyst at UCB

UCB’s Laura Formigo, a WPL mentee, talks about procurement’s need to become more attractive to millenials
15 minutes with…Christina Taylor, global commercial talent and learning director at Mars

15 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
Driving Team & Supplier Diversity in Zug

Driving Team & Supplier Diversity in Zug

The Women Procurement Leaders community partnered with Johnson & Johnson’s PWLI members to host workshops exploring personal brand and progressing supplier diversity in EMEA.
Inspiring Inclusive Procurement - Q&A with Ausgrid CPO

Inspiring Inclusive Procurement - Q&A with Ausgrid CPO

Coretta Bessi shares her journey into leadership and approaches to driving diversity and inclusion within the Ausgrid team
Embedding coaching techniques into your management style

Embedding coaching techniques into your management style

Insights from the Women Procurement Leaders Coaching Workshop co-hosted by EmblemHealth at their New York office.
How can procurement benefit from gender diverse, top talent?

How can procurement benefit from gender diverse, top talent?

Approaches to establishing a gender diverse team, the role of men, as well as aspirations when it comes to diversity and inclusion
Pressing for Progress at Procurement Leaders

Pressing for Progress at Procurement Leaders

How are Women Procurement Leaders pressing for progress within the procurement function in 2018?
100 years on: The new fight for equality

100 years on: The new fight for equality

On the centenary of women being given the right to vote in the UK, how can we learn from the past to make progress in the future?
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
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.

WPL Community

Nandini Basuthakur

Nandini Basuthakur

Mark Dady

Mark Dady

Cindy Elliott

Cindy Elliott

Paula Martinez

Paula Martinez

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