2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
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Megan Rast

Manager, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement
Charter Communications

Megan Rast Energizes Supplier Diversity at Charter Communications

Charter Communications wanted a high energy, experienced leader to build its supplier diversity program, and Megan Rast took on the role with zeal. Megan is Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement at Charter, and looks at launching a supplier diversity program as a journey. She takes inspiration from incremental wins, and is pleased when an individual supplier grows its business because of a connection she made. Rast nurtures her reputation as someone who is approachable and helpful, and encourages people to ask questions about supplier diversity and charter's program.

Rast relies on three primary principles in her work. The first is cultivating an environment of continuous learning and best practice sharing among the diverse supplier community. She also leverages technology for efficiency, including collecting data and tracking diverse suppliers to identify ideal solutions that would not necessarily work for non-diverse suppliers. Finally, she believes good governance helps to accelerate program growth and sustainable outcomes. Rast holds the power of caring and connection as key to success, and is focused on helping Charter fulfill its goal of leveraging diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its business.


Favorite Quote:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax