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.
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 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.
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?
How could one hospital system help a community generate more than a billion dollars’ worth of jobs and economic opportunity?
This nonprofit’s $7-billion corporate-member network helps women-owned suppliers from Mexico to Afghanistan.
Tips to open the door for many women- and minority-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.
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.
Why are companies making an effort to track suppliers owned by LGBT people or people with disabilities?
Wells Fargo and Faegre Baker Daniels' significant investments in community outreach help drive the region's thriving job market and diversity.
Here’s how Toyota, Walmart, Ameren and Cox Communications have fueled economic growth by doing business with MBEs and WBEs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mid-South Minority Business Council helps small minority-owned and women-owned businesses become competitive suppliers.
How is Cox Communications holding itself accountable for developing Tier II (subcontractor) suppliers? Hear what the company is doing, including putting supplier diversity in its contract templates to communicate an increased level of reporting and commitment.
Nearly 2,800 corporate supplier-diversity leaders, federal-agency heads and women business owners were drawn to Baltimore this week to make valuable connections at the 11th Annual Women in Business National Conference and Business Fair. How does expanded contracting opportunities spur job growth?
Why would white people choose to do business with a black company over a white one? The White Guy has the answer.
Question: Would not "giving" black contractors 2 percent of the available job, reserving that portion for blacks just because they are black, actually be easily understood, clearly defined reverse discrimination? And wouldn't it also be patronizing, condescending, and unfair? Does it really help those presumed disadvantaged to give them free things solely because of the color of their skin?