Florence Amate

Founder and CEO

Silver Spring, MD, Office

Florence leads Laisar’s capabilities and ensures that we continue to meet the needs of our clients and expand our organization’s practices in sustainability, digital, and implementation.

About Florence

Florence Amate is the Founder and President of Laisar Management Group. A management consulting company based in Silver Spring, Maryland that is helping organizations rethink the role Supplier Diversity and Sustainability plays in their overall business strategy. Organizations in every industry have relied on Florence and her team to shape their community engagement and sustainability strategies.

The company deploys a unique set of processes to leverage the power of institutional data to assess, implement, and succeed in supplier diversity initiatives. Ms. Amate’s deep knowledge of economic and workforce inclusion, regulatory requirements, and program implementation has allowed her to assist clients to systematize, elevate, and report on their DEI initiatives in supplier diversity.

Florence’s belief that companies are stronger when they take the time to understand their common interest within the communities in which they choose to operate has been evident in the projects that she has worked on over the last 20 years. Since 2011, she has successfully developed and managed socio-economic and workforce inclusion solutions utilizing a host of proprietary business and data analytics applications. Organizations have embraced how internal and external data can be used to improve their bottom line, tell their story, and build stronger and more vibrant communities.

She is an ambassador for the power of using data to tell the story of DEI advancement, showing progress through statistics as well as the impact on communities and institutional success that can be directly attributed to supplier diversity and sustainability initiatives.

Shaping community engagement and sustainability strategies

Since our founding in 2009, Florence has led Laisar to contribute to the revitalization and development of communities by engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from individuals, companies and governments. Companies are realizing the importance of economic inclusion, its overall impact on the company as well as on the local economies where they operate. We collaborate with corporations driving renewable energy initiatives and smart communities to create a process of accountability and metrics. Organizations in every industry rely on us to shape their community engagement and sustainability strategies.

Through our proprietary software platform, we have developed innovative and integrated solutions for economic inclusion and workforce utilization programs. We have helped companies from every industry tell their story of socio-economic impact and build a strategy of sustainability and inclusion.

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly seeing the value of doing business with local supply chains and specifically with diverse businesses within their communities.

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