DiversityInc Events

Become a Diverse Supplier to Fortune 500 Companies

During the first session of DiversityInc’s Oct. 15 virtual event, “Supplier Diversity: New Trends, Innovative Solutions,” panelists discussed tips on how businesses can become diverse suppliers to Fortune 500 companies. Jalayna Bolden, director of supplier diversity at AT&T (DiversityInc Hall of Fame company); Erica Stephens-Lynch, director of supplier diversity at…

Supplier Diversity Practices in the New Normal — The Impact of COVID-19 and Race on America

During the final session of DiversityInc’s Oct. 15 event, “Supplier Diversity: New Trends, Innovative Solutions,” keynote speaker Adrienne Trimble, president and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) delivered a TED-style talk on supplier diversity practices in the new normal, with COVID-19 and social unrest running rampant in…

Creative Practices to Increase Tier 1 and Tier 2 Spend

During the fourth session of DiversityInc’s Oct. 15 event, “Supplier Diversity: New Trends, Innovative Solutions,” a virtual panel that included Chelsea Slaughter, manager of supplier programs for Cox Communications (No. 17 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020); Glenda Thomas, manager of supplier diversity for Southern…

Best Practices in Recruiting Diverse Vendors

During the second session of DiversityInc’s 2020 virtual event, “Supplier Diversity: New Trends, Innovative Solutions,” panelists discussed best practices in recruiting diverse vendors. National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) co-founder and president Justin Nelson; Disability:IN president and CEO Jill Houghton; and INROADS president and CEO Forest Harper participated in the…

Increase Spend by Encouraging and Supporting Vendor Certification

During the third session of DiversityInc’s 2020 virtual event, “Supplier Diversity: New Trends, Innovative Solutions,” panelists discussed how to increase company spend by encouraging and supporting vendor certification. Panelists for the session included Denise Naguib, vice president of sustainability and supplier diversity global operations for Marriott International (No. 1 on…

‘A Sophisticated Approach When Considering Women of Color in Your Workplace Planning Strategy’: A Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Creary

At DiversityInc’s “Women of Color and Their Allies” event on Nov. 4, 2020, Dr. Stephanie Creary gave a presentation titled “The Importance of Inclusion and Belonging at Work: Spotlight on Women of Color.” As a professor of management specializing in identity and diversity at the Wharton School of the University…

Scorecard Development and Leadership Accountability: Ensuring Equal Representation for Women of Color

During DiversityInc’s Women of Color and Their Allies event on Nov. 4, Dr. Chris Parker, director of research and data analytics for DiversityInc provided a behind-the-scenes understanding of how a scorecard is typically developed, who should be involved in the process and the numerous successful outcomes that can arise as…