As Assistant Vice President and Director of Supplier Diversity at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Erika Gibson’s role is to actively support and engage a diverse and inclusive supplier base. By focusing on outreach initiatives, ERG roadshows, panel discussions and more, she has fostered new opportunities for growth and ensured that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a core operating value of the company’s supply chain.
Key to her commitment that “diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of how we do business,” Gibson spearheaded the development of an annual Supplier Diversity Summit, where 70 diverse suppliers were able to meet internal procurement and supplier management associates for networking and an exchange of expertise. Her hard work is paying off. By 2021, Liberty Mutual had invested in over 1,500 certified diverse suppliers, increased its annual spending on diverse suppliers by 300%, achieved a 69% inclusion rate for diverse suppliers in market events, and enrolled 59 new suppliers into its Tier II Program.
Favorite Quote: “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is how we do business.” — Liberty Mutual Supplier Diversity Motto