Sr Manager, National Supplier Diversity Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Bridget Carter joined Caesars Entertainment in November 2009. Prior to Caesars, she worked in the utility industry with over 20 years of experience in Supplier Diversity, Economic Development, Communications and Customer Service.
In her role, Ms. Carter is responsible for the creation, implementation and management of key supplier diversity initiatives for Caesars Entertainment and its properties with major emphasis on managing relationships with diverse businesses by mentoring and helping them grow in capacity. Bridget has designed and executed the supplier education and outreach events in existing and new markets educating potential vendors in “How to do Business with Caesars Entertainment.” This innovative approach to ensuring economic opportunity is recognized as leading edge in sourcing and supplier diversity circles.
Since joining Caesars, she has worked tirelessly as an advocate for supplier diversity both internally and external to the company. Efforts to increase diverse spend in a very competitive and strict regulatory climate has been a big challenge. Providing on-going support to operations, helping small and diverse businesses navigate through the company and ensuring qualified potential suppliers are introduced to the appropriate sourcing personnel for their area of procurement activity are a few examples of major accomplishments.
Additionally, her active involvement with diverse organizations and executing targeted Supplier Diversity outreach and recruiting events on the local, regional and national level has been a key piece of Caesars corporate presence and positive show of commitment towards economic inclusion and supplier diversity in those communities where Caesars operate.
Ms. Carter is active with many diverse and business organizations on local, regional and national levels. Some of whom include Chicago MSDC, Capital Region MSDC, Southern Region MSDC, Women’s Business Enterprise Council – South, Quad County Urban League, MD Washington Minority Companies Association and US Black Chamber of Commerce.
Training programs on responsible sourcing and sustainable purchasing for buyers can help to increase awareness, visibility, and inspire buyers to think about how responsible sourcing and sustainable purchasing impacts daily operations and procurement activities. They can be challenging to put together given the wide variety of topics to potentially cover, and potentially global reach. This … read more >>