Over the last 2 years our Founder & CEO delivered ~250 presentations to Corporates and Diverse Suppliers, sharing my authentic journey and experience, and helping both parties understand that value in a Supplier Diversity programme.
He talks about how unconscious bias, compounded by affinity bias, leads to imposter syndrome in the founders of Diverse owned businesses.
In 2024 we have a mission to continue to push our message that Exclusive is not Inclusive, and that Supplier Diversity is all about improving access to opportunities for marginalised communities.
"Finding Diverse Suppliers is time-consuming as the process today involves researching against multiple databases."
Founded in 2019, Kaleida International is a B2B marketplace for Tenders connecting Buyers to Suppliers, and Diverse Suppliers. With a focus on helping the Chief Procurement Office achieve its ESG goals, and alerting companies to new revenue opportunities, Kaleida's fully-inclusive platform helps Buyers find, identify and assess Diverse Suppliers they can invite to Tender.
In 2023 Kaleida will publish £600b in both Public and Private sector tenders for suppliers, and Diverse suppliers to apply to. By increasing access to commercial opportunity, we believe we can drive equality through providing access to economic parity.