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Supplier diversity program managers are among the most passionate professionals in procurement. They convert social vision into actionable plans for connecting with suppliers from traditionally leveraged communities - often working as allies with traditional competitors in order to do so.


Given the social importance and consumer awareness of the supplier diversity movement, companies need access to actionable insights to benchmark their performance. This data allows them to uncover opportunities to grow their supplier diversity program and increase their economic impact.


Supplier.io recently analyzed $1.4 trillion in spend looking for benchmarks that can be used to identify top performers and aid the advance of all supplier diversity programs regardless of maturity, size, or industry.


In this AOP Live session, Philip Ideson and Kelly Barner will be joined by Aylin Basom, CEO of Supplier.io, and Lois Eichacker, their Vice President of Customer Success. They will share the findings of the 2023 Supplier Diversity Benchmarking Report and discuss the importance of having an accurate, reliable, and consistent way to measure supplier diversity program results.


Aylin and Lois will answer questions about:

  • Why actionable data and benchmarks are critical to advancing the mission of the supplier diversity movement
  • What we can learn when we study small supplier spend and diverse supplier spend separately
  • The role that industry plays in determining relevant supplier diversity benchmarks
  • Opportunities for companies to outperform their peers based on proven best practices
Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson

Managing Director

Art of Procurement

Aylin Basom

Aylin Basom

Chief Executive Officer


Aylin Basom is the Chief Executive Officer of supplier.io, pioneer and market leading SaaS supplier diversity management platform, helping companies track diverse supplier spend, grow the program and measure through inclusion tracker and economic impact reports. Aylin has over 15 years of experience in technology, working with global customers, building high-performing teams and delivering SaaS solutions to companies across industries and markets. Aylin has served in various executive leadership roles driving significant revenue growth from both direct and indirect channels. She has extensive industry knowledge and a proven track record for leading growth oriented business strategy and great customer experiences. Prior to supplier.io, Aylin was the Chief Customer Officer of Americas at Infor. Infor is an enterprise software company, with $3.2 billion revenue, 18,000 employees, and owned by Koch Industries. She is passionate about ensuring the very best experience for customers: from their earliest interactions with products and people, through achieving maximum value of their investment. She is an advocate for diversity and a leader that inspires, encourages, and supports diverse teams which results in business growth, creativity, and innovation. She is often asked to speak at National Diversity Council and Tech Inclusion conferences. She has been selected as Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech 2020 and 2021 and Member of Young President’s Organization (YPO). Aylin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Texas Tech University and Strategic Leadership Certification from Harvard University.
Lois Eichacker

Lois Eichacker

Vice President of Customer Success


Lois Eichacker is Vice President of Customer Success at supplier.io, the leading SaaS provider of solutions that enable companies to manage, optimize, and scale their supplier diversity programs. Prior to joining supplier.io, Lois was responsible for the Emerging Business Program for the largest regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, where she provided strategic consulting, financing and fundraising advice to high-growth, women-owned businesses. Before that, Lois was a consultant at Keane Consulting Group, a strategy firm that specializes in profitability improvement with a strong emphasis on data analytics. Before that she spent 10 years at BP Amoco working in corporate finance, subsidiary investment analysis, and in an operating role in the Natural Gas Group with bottom line responsibility. Lois holds a BBA in finance from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She serves as a Director on the University of Iowa Center For Advancement Board and is a member of the Advisory Board at the Tippie College of Business.


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