National Veteran Business Development Council Announces Google Joins List of Speakers for National Conference

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Siofra Harnett, Global Head of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, Google

Siofra Harnett, Global Head of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, Google

The largest gathering of Certified Veteran-owned businesses in one place.

The largest gathering of Certified Veteran-owned businesses in one place.

Keith King, Founder and CEO, National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

Keith King, Founder and CEO, National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

6th Annual NVBDC National Business Twinning Virtual Conference.

6th Annual NVBDC National Business Twinning Virtual Conference.

Siofra Harnett, Global Head of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion at Google, presenting “Optimizing Technology in a Digital World”.

NVBDC announces that Google’s Siofra Harnett will be featured as a speaker at our national conference. It’s an incredible list of veteran supplier diversity professionals and business owners.

– Keith King, Founder and CEO, NVBDC

DETROIT, MI, USA, October 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – On November 3-4, the National Veteran Business Development Council is hosting their virtual event: 2021 NVBDC Connect. There will be 1: 1 matchmaking sessions, networking, exhibits, breakout sessions called Connect Club, high level presentations and engaging group discussions.

Siofra (“Shee-fra”) Harnett leads the Supplier Diversity Program at Google, which aims to connect minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities and LGBT-owned businesses to opportunities within the business. Siofra started at Google in 2012 when she joined the finance team at the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. She had the opportunity to do so by becoming head of strategic sourcing for Google’s Access Africa project. Its role was to find suppliers to build a fiber Internet infrastructure in Africa. Her responsibilities expanded across categories and geographies as she took on more projects and incorporated her experiences to learn more about Google’s Vendor Diversity initiative.

The goal of Google’s Global Supplier Diversity Program is to create an inclusive supply chain by finding opportunities for a wide variety of businesses to connect with Google. Siofra is leading the way for Google to tackle new initiatives at the heart of Google’s support for supplier diversity activities. Siofra Harnett will be a speaker at NVBDC’s 2021 Connect event on November 3 with her presentation “Google Supplier Diversity – Leaving Technology in a Digital World”. Google believes in working with a diverse set of vendors who drive innovation, and this belief in innovation is at the heart of everything they do.

“Supplier diversity is important to communities as businesses contribute to the growth of diverse businesses, which creates jobs and economic opportunities,” said Siofra.

Ultimately, Siofra’s role is to research, create, and develop opportunities for companies that are under-represented in Google’s supply chain.
Siofra grew up in Ireland and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She then obtained a Masters in Finance from the National College of Ireland. Siofra held several management positions in the banking industry before joining Google, most recently in financial model risk at Allied Irish Banks.

“NVBDC is delighted to announce that Google’s Siofra Harnett will be featured as a speaker at our national conference. We welcome him to an incredible roster of supplier diversity professionals and veteran business owners.
– Keith King, Founder and CEO, NVBDC

More information about the conference can be found in the event program. We look forward to seeing you virtually on November 3-4 for 2021 NVBDC Connect.

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NVBDC is the only veteran-owned corporate certification organization developed by veterans for veterans. The goal is to provide a credible and reliable certification authority for businesses of all sizes, ensuring that there is valid documentation of veteran ownership and control.

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