LiveTALK: How to Do Business with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

2:00 - 2:45 pm ET

Guest speaker: Claire Lam, Chief of the Diversity and Business Inclusion Branch, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, FDIC

Claire Lam is an experienced strategic planner, HR manager, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) champion. Driven by her diverse background and experiences, she takes pride in advancing DEI initiatives at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

As the Chief of the Diversity and Business Inclusion Branch in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Claire manages programs associated with the requirements of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. She leads the team responsible for ensuring the fair representation of minority and women-owned businesses in the FDIC’s procurement of goods and services; that the FDIC’s contractors are promoting the inclusion of minorities and women in their and their subcontractor’s workforces; and to assess the diversity policies and practices of the FDIC-regulated financial institutions. Claire’s team also administers the FDIC's Minority and Women Outreach Program (MWOP).

Key takeaways:

  • The advantage of working with a non-FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) agency
  • 2021 FDIC purchasing forecast
  • Vendor evaluation process before and after COVID-19

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