Supplier Diversity

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.

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?

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.

Why Is Tier II Supplier Diversity Important? (VIDEO)

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.

WBENC: Helping Women-Owned Businesses Connect, Grow

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?

Supplier Diversity Is Neither 'Condescending' Nor 'Unfair'

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?

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