“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
― Maya Angelou

“Kate O’Malley leveraged her insight, experience, and creativity to support the Illinois Commerce Commission in promoting supplier diversity among the entities we regulate.  She did an excellent job leading the Commission’s supplier diversity initiatives and generated significant momentum to advance our goals.  Kate is smart, strategic, and a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Kate as a consultant on supplier diversity and other matters.”
― 
Brien Sheahan, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission


Many corporations, prime contractors, and government entities are seeking to increase their supplier diversity spend and identify qualified diverse suppliers.  K.O. Strategies helps clients achieve these goals through our supplier diversity consulting services.  A woman-owned business that has been operating nearly 15 years, KOS provides first-hand knowledge and insight into straightforward ways that your company or organization can increase its diverse spend.  Contact us today to learn more.

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Supplier Diversity Case Study: Illinois Commerce Commission

Kate O’Malley served as supplier diversity consultant to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), which regulates several utilities, including gas, water, and electric providers.  O’Malley led the ICC’s supplier diversity initiatives to ensure that the Commission fulfilled its statutory mandates and advanced its supplier diversity goals, working with Commissioners, utility representatives, and staff.  She evaluated the utilities’ supplier diversity reports, facilitated meetings with utilities, and planned for and executed the Commission’s annual supplier diversity policy sessions.  Building on the ICC’s statutory mandate to address “structural impediments” to increasing supplier diversity, O’Malley spearheaded the design and execution of meetings and policy sessions to identify impediments and ideas for addressing them. In addition, O’Malley designed and facilitated a debriefing session to promote enhanced communication among utilities, assist agencies, and diverse suppliers, with the goal of improving supplier diversity outcomes.  Contact us today to discuss your supplier diversity needs.