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Onboarding women-owned tech suppliers in Korea

Our Korea market, as part of our supplier diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts, has taken another meaningful step towards bringing more diverse women-owned businesses into our pool of potential new vendors.

Yun Kyong Kim, our Head of Supply Chain Management, Korea, recently presented our supplier D&I ambitions to 300 women business owners in the tech industry, at a seminar arranged by KOVWA (Korea Venture-business Women Association).

Yun Kyong speaking at the YOVWA event for women in tech

KOVWA is a 20-year-old NGO working with female entrepreneurs that Standard Chartered Korea has been partnering with for a number of years, promoting the rights and interests of female entrepreneurs. Currently over 1,300 companies are members of KOVWA. The presentation covered our updated supplier D&I strategy and focused on encouraging more talented women businesses owners in the technology and innovation industry to explore working with us.

The event was a huge success and was positively received by both KOVWA and the attendees.

We are certain that this will ensure we work with more women-owned tech businesses, which will provide differentiating innovation and added value to our business operations.

I will continue to put every effort into uncovering opportunities to work with women-led enterprises. I truly believe in the value of supplier diversity and inclusion.

Yun Kyong Kim | Head of Supply Chain Management, Korea
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