Manufacture Your Day by LIFTING OTHERS
Yesterday I was at a WBE Event. Karico International is a certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise), which gives me the opportunity to get in front of some pretty big companies.
Corporate Buyers who work with a WBE-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) will have benefits:
1. Decreased costs
2. Drive value and innovation
3. Expand sourcing options
4. Stay on the leading edge of diversity practices globally
5. Enhance their brand
6. Showcase corporate social responsibility
7. Get recognition
I had the opportunity to speak to representatives from Dana, Magna, Toyota and General Motors. I am really good in reading people’s energy and it was an eye-opening experience for me.
Big corporate buyers look for new and innovative ideas. Business growth and having a healthy supplier base is essential.
Building a connection with a possible supplier base is important. Do people realize that their attitude, their energy and their behaviour represents the company they work for? This is true for the corporate buyer and for the supplier.
The most impressive person for me was the Supplier Diversity Manager from General Motors. Good energy, being personable and a helpful mindset go a long way.
We often forget that we rise by lifting others. If we help others to become more successful, it will help us to become more successful.
This event was a great reminder that:
Business is about people: be interested rather than interesting
The highest energy wins: building a connection with others cannot be treated as a task
Do you know what I am talking about?
“In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.”