Tag: Supplier Diversity

People On the Move: Ying McGuire, New President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council

On Wednesday, July 28, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization founded in 1972, has appointed its new president and CEO: Ying McGuire. McGuire will be the first Asian American or Pacific Islander to lead NMSDC and will help usher in…

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One Expert’s Advice on How To Keep Supplier Diversity Programs From Failing Black-Owned Businesses

Despite a flood of promises to support Black business owners over the past year, many corporations are failing in their efforts to support social justice reform and improved diversity and inclusion programs. In fact, according to Denise Hamilton, an Inclusion strategist, keynote speaker, and the founder of Watch Her Work,…

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…

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4 Essentials for Successful Supplier Diversity Management

In “normal” business times and especially during our ongoing global pandemic, supplier diversity is a crucial business strategy that ensures companies are always partnering and working with a diverse slate of suppliers of goods and services in order to foster innovation, equity and overall improved business. We asked leaders from…