2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

Supplier Diversity

How to Develop a Global Supplier Diversity Initiative

VIDEO: How to Develop a Global Supplier Diversity Initiative

Can supplier diversity work outside of the United States? Yes, provided it is implemented with local cultural competence in mind, says Elizabeth Vasquez, President and CEO, WEConnect International, at DiversityInc's October event.

Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities

VIDEO: Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities

How do you find certified suppliers owned by LGBT people and people with disabilities? Leaders of the two certifying organizations—the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and US Business Leadership Network offer advice at DiversityInc's October event.

How to Create A Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative

VIDEO: How to Create a Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative—5 Steps to Get Started

How do you start a supplier-diversity initiative? Get best practices from Wyndham Worldwide, which received our award as Top Company for Supplier Diversity. José Nido, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, discussed how to find and nurture diverse suppliers, including Tier 1 and Tier 2, at DiversityInc's October event.

California expands supplier diversity program to LGBT-owned businesses.

Big News for LGBT-Owned Businesses

A first-in-the-nation move by one state is working to expand opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses. What is being done and what state is stepping up?

Thomas Zenty and Steven Standley, University Hospitals

How University Hospitals Led $1.2B Cleveland Growth Plan

How could one hospital system help a community generate more than a billion dollars’ worth of jobs and economic opportunity?

Elizabeth Vazquez, WEConnect International

WEConnect’s Elizabeth Vazquez: Empowering Women Business Owners Globally

This nonprofit’s $7-billion corporate-member network helps women-owned suppliers from Mexico to Afghanistan.

Ernst & Young Panel on Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Success Stories Shine at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum

Tips to open the door for many women- and minority-owned businesses.

CEO Pamela Eason, WBENC, on supplier diversity

How WBENC Helps Companies & Women-Owned Businesses

Here’s WBENC president and CEO Pamela Eason's agenda for this important organization, which works with corporations to increase supplier diversity and helps women-owned businesses succeed.

Cleveland

Cleveland’s Economic Development: Investment in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Dividends

Diversity management is paying dividends in Cleveland's economic development, where the Greater Cleveland Partnership and regional companies including hospitals, colleges and utilities invested in underserved communities.

Should You Track Suppliers Owned by LGBT People or People With Disabilities?

Why are companies making an effort to track suppliers owned by LGBT people or people with disabilities?

In the Twin Cities, Diversity & Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand

Wells Fargo and Faegre Baker Daniels' significant investments in community outreach help drive the region's thriving job market and diversity.

Supplier Diversity: How Can You Make the Business Case?

Here’s how Toyota, Walmart, Ameren and Cox Communications have fueled economic growth by doing business with MBEs and WBEs.

Maintaining and Growing Diverse Suppliers (VIDEO)

Toyota's Adrienne Trimble talked to a DiversityInc roundtable about the company's supplier-diversity challenge: whether to add new minority-owned suppliers or grow procurement opportunities for the current ones during this economic downturn.

Taking Supplier Diversity to the Next Level

Despite shrinking budgets and more stringent regulations, corporate supplier-diversity programs are thriving. Here's how several companies are making a significant economic impact through leadership commitment, more efficient practices and innovative ideas.

A Win-Win: Companies Thrive, Communities Get a Boost With Supplier Diversity

Companies such as PSEG, Wells Fargo, HCSC, Cargill and SUPERVALU are using supplier diversity to communicate company values, spur innovation and benefit their local communities.

How Supplier Diversity Helped Change Walmart’s Way of Thinking (VIDEO)

Walmart's Theresa Barrera discussed the company's deliberate move to go after and advocate for diverse suppliers at a roundtable on supplier diversity at DiversityInc's headquarters. Watch more here.

Diversity Management at Kaiser Permanente: This Female Muslim Entrepreneur Brings Sensitivity to Suppliers

Diversity management in supplier diversity at Kaiser Permanente benefits from Dr. Sally Saba’s unique perspective of the world—she grew up in Egypt and successfully ran a small business in the United States.

Why Does the Fed Have So Little Supplier Diversity?

Compelled by a Freedom of Information Act request to release its supplier-diversity data, the Federal Reserve shows some disappointing numbers. See our interview with the man who forced the Fed to go public.