Bridgett Battles leads community engagement for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health – a major anchor institution in Greater Philadelphia. Jefferson is the fifth largest employer and the provider of the largest number of hospital beds in the region. She plays a key role in building Jefferson’s relationships with community organizations and partners.
Bridgett leads conversations on supplier diversity with Jefferson’s external stakeholders. An essential part of her role is to collaborate and cultivate meaningful relationships that impact and improve the lives of the diverse communities Jefferson serves through engagement in workforce readiness, celebrating small businesses and acting as a resource for health and welfare.
In collaboration with Jefferson’s Supply Chain Department, Bridgett launched Supply Chain Connect to offer diverse potential suppliers the opportunity to pitch their business virtually, and get help in preparing their presentations. Jefferson’s Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority, women, veteran, persons with disabilities, and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities at Jefferson.