Economic Inclusion Manager
Silver Spring, MD, Office
Glinda is responsible for the planning, and execution of economic inclusion initiatives at Laisar. She develops strategies and initiatives that support meeting/exceeding supplier diversity objectives.
Glinda is an Economic Inclusion Manager at Laisar and leads the supplier diversity and inclusion efforts on DE&I projects. Working with local and diverse suppliers, procurement services colleagues, and the community at large, Glinda identifies opportunities at program levels to advance inclusive procurement for supplier diversity and local small businesses.
Glinda has partnered with State and local government agencies to provide local and supplier diversity monitoring and reporting. After spending nearly two decades working alongside a minority certified general contracting firm on multimillion-dollar projects in the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia metropolitan areas, Glinda knows what truly drives economic impact in supplier diversity. While managing the supplier diversity monitoring and reporting on a prominent casino in Maryland she was integral in exceeding the construction participation goal by 16%.
Glinda’s mission over the past 10 years in Diversity Compliance has been to educate, mentor and seek out opportunities for minority and female owned businesses in the commercial construction industry.
Glinda has served as the liaison between the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOSBA) and project developers and contractors on multiple development projects. She has ensured compliance and accurate reporting. Glinda has more than 19 years of experience in the construction industry including a thorough understanding of the Maryland’s GOSBA requirements along with an established relationship with the State and City officials overseeing several Diversity and Inclusion Participation Programs.
Glinda has worked closely with the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) to revise the language in the Vendor Certification Form and created a construction version that is inclusive of the COMAR regulations and everyday language used in the construction industry.
As a success coach, Glinda has helped professional men and women benefiting from discovering their value and communicating that value to others. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and women in the corporate environment have learned to feel comfortable promoting themselves and have moved their careers and businesses forward.
Glinda is the author of the upcoming best seller 31 Days of Inspiration.