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New podcast highlights university-certified small, woman-owned and minority-owned businesses

From: Virginia Tech Procurement

Virginia Tech Procurement has launched a new podcast series of interviews with leaders from small, woman-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses that are certified with the university.

The SupplierReady! podcast’s goal is to create greater awareness of the types of SWaM businesses certified at Virginia Tech and the goods or services they provide to the university. Each episode includes an interview between host Daysha Holmes, assistant director for supplier opportunity, and a leader from the selected business. Episodes are released weekly and run approximately 15 minutes.

SupplierReady! is available across a range of platforms, including Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor and more.

The podcast is a key initiative of Virginia Tech’s Supplier Opportunity Program, which seeks to build the university’s engagement with and utilization of certified SWaM businesses. Growth in SWaM procurement utilization is also embedded as a key milestone in The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries.

For more information about the podcast, or the Supplier Opportunity Program, contact Daysha Holmes at 231-1269 or