“I feel I’ve been privileged to work in this space. Through my work I’ve been able to see all sides of the coin when it comes to Indigenous procurement,” she said.
Kristal planned the original layout and framework of the book in 2016, after meeting author Dyan Burgess.
“I read Dyan’s book, ‘how to bake a book’. Dyan not only inspired me, but she helped me work out the purpose and intent of the book,” Kristal said.
As the first book in the supplier diversity space in Australia, Supplier Diversity How is incredibly important for corporate and government buyers who want to learn about supplier diversity, and how to best engage with Indigenous businesses.
“My hope is that using my book as a guide ensures success,” Kristal said.
“At the end of the day, if corporate and government are successful with supplier diversity, it is a positive outcome for Indigenous businesses, because Indigenous businesses will be engaged in their supply chains.
“I feel so privileged to be able to put words to paper on all my learnings, and share these learnings for others to become more aware and action focused.”
Supplier Diversity How will be launched and available for purchase at Supply Nation Connect on May 8.