Supplier diversity

Program With a Purpose

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:35am

The mentorship program will allow Pride to develop and fulfill diversity spend needs through various industries with a focus on the Utility sector.

Key Points: 
  • The mentorship program will allow Pride to develop and fulfill diversity spend needs through various industries with a focus on the Utility sector.
  • In October of 2019, Senate Bill 255 (Bradford, Chapter 407, 2019) updated the Utility Supplier Diversity Program to require regulated utilities to submit annual procurement data related to LGBT business enterprises.
  • It was not until June 11 of 2015 that General Order 156 was expanded to include LGBT-owned businesses as a part of the Supplier Diversity Program.
  • The mentorship program will further inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses in procurement processes and increase opportunities to continue progress through legislation.

National Veterans Business Development Council Welcomes Ericsson as Corporate Member

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:00am

Detroit, MI, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) welcomes Ericsson as its newest Corporate Member.

Key Points: 
  • Detroit, MI, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) welcomes Ericsson as its newest Corporate Member.
  • Through its Supplier Diversity Program , Ericsson is committed to supporting National Veteran Business Development Council Certified Service Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs), as well as enhancing outreach to secure SD/VOBs in their procurement opportunities.
  • Eric Imrie, Head of Sourcing for Ericsson North America, said: We are thrilled to include the National Veterans Business Development Council as a partner in our Supplier Diversity Program.
  • NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans.

NMSDC Secures Partnership to Connect MBEs with PPP Funding

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:07pm

NMSDC recently surveyed its certified MBEs and learned that as of two weeks ago, more than 60% of those surveyed had not yet received their funding, leading to frustration and disillusionment about the prospect of receiving PPP support.

Key Points: 
  • NMSDC recently surveyed its certified MBEs and learned that as of two weeks ago, more than 60% of those surveyed had not yet received their funding, leading to frustration and disillusionment about the prospect of receiving PPP support.
  • We have beenthoroughlyinvestigating a range of options for helping MBEs secure the much-needed PPP funding,saidAdrienne Trimble, NMSDC President and CEO.
  • The NMSDC Business Consortium Fund is perfectly positioned to support MBEsin successfully accessing PPP funding.
  • NMSDC supports the economic sustainability of certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and advances supplier diversity by facilitating procurement opportunitiesbetween its certified MBEs and their network of Corporate Members.

NATIONAL VETERAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NVBDC) WELCOMES FORMER SAS SUPPLIER DIVERSITY MANAGER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:30am

Detroit, MI, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leadership is a foundation of the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC).

Key Points: 
  • Detroit, MI, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leadership is a foundation of the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC).
  • Annette is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of work experience in the personnel/administrative management, procurement and supplier diversity profession.
  • Annette has proven her leadership and passion for evangelizing supplier diversity with her involvement with growing the SAS supplier diversity program.
  • Annette earned a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation, both recognized as an elite status in the supplier diversity world.

Beckage PLLC Recently Certified as a Women-Owned Business

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 8:32pm

Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Beckage PLLC's founder and Managing Director said, "We arehonored to officially be designated MWBE Certified.

Key Points: 
  • Jennifer A. Beckage, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Beckage PLLC's founder and Managing Director said, "We arehonored to officially be designated MWBE Certified.
  • Companies that have the need or desire to diversify their business partnerships can now utilize Beckage PLLC to fulfill those diversity requirements."
  • In addition to being a women-owned business enterprise, a core mission of Beckage is to support girls and women in STEM.
  • Beckage advises clients nationwide on strategic business growth, privacy, technology, cybersecurity, data breach response, risk management, and regulatory matters.

SpendEdge Decodes Supplier Diversity Best Practices for Companies to Add Value to the Supply Chain | Request a FREE Demo for In-depth Insights

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:11pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200217005233/en/
    Businesses today are embracing supplier diversity to build a mutually beneficial, multi-cultural world.
  • Companies must attract diverse suppliers that could add value to the supply chain.
  • Therefore, we have compiled a list of supplier diversity best practices that could help companies to manage their diverse supplier base.
  • To know how other companies in the market are measuring the effectiveness of supplier diversity, get in touch with our experts now!

Aramark Announces Programs to Bolster Supply Chain Diversity

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:49pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200115005633/en/
    Aramark today announced a partnership with Certify My Company, to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.
  • Aramarks robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse.
  • We believe our supplier base should reflect the diversity of our employees, clients and customers, said Autumn Bayles, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Aramark.
  • Aramark is a leader in recognizing the direct and indirect benefits of supplier diversity, diversity certification and of course the diverse suppliers themselves.

NextPath Career Partners Launches New Technology Division to Support Client Demand

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 9:46pm

The company will add to its service offering by launching NextPath Technology, a division focused on nationally placing technology workers in both direct hire, contract-to-permanent and project contract roles.

Key Points: 
  • The company will add to its service offering by launching NextPath Technology, a division focused on nationally placing technology workers in both direct hire, contract-to-permanent and project contract roles.
  • A rapidly growing startup, NextPath Career Partners was launched in late 2018 by Rodriguez and CEO James Hawley.
  • Along with this new service offering, NextPath Career Partners also launched a new website to reflect the company's unique brand.
  • NextPath Career Partners ,a certified MWBE, provides national staffing solutions for direct hire, contract-to-permanent and project contract roles in technology, sales, marketing, customer success, finance and operations roles.

BMO Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence in Supplier Diversity

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's Supplier Diversity Program this month received top honours from two leading organizations dedicated to supporting diverse businesses and professionals.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group's Supplier Diversity Program this month received top honours from two leading organizations dedicated to supporting diverse businesses and professionals.
  • The prestigious award recognizes the efforts of the Supplier Diversity Program to grow the bank's business with certified, diverse women entrepreneurs.
  • As part of the WBE Canada's 10th Anniversary Awards Gala, BMO was recognized for its contributions as a founding member of the organization.
  • "These awards underscore all the hard work we've put into our commitment to foster an inclusive society," said Catherine Grosz, Manager of Supplier Diversity, BMO Financial Group, who in 2018 received the WBE Canada Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year award.

Greater Women's Business Council Recognizes 10 Companies Committed to the Advancement of Women-Owned Businesses at 2019 LACE Awards

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:05pm

This annual event celebrates, honors and recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified WBEs for their commitment and contributions toward furthering the success of women-owned businesses.

Key Points: 
  • This annual event celebrates, honors and recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified WBEs for their commitment and contributions toward furthering the success of women-owned businesses.
  • Each year, the Greater Women's Business Council LACE Awards recognizes companies and individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions in supporting women-owned business through mentoring, coaching, offering world-class supplier diversity initiatives and access to procurement opportunities.
  • 2019 winning individuals and companies are:
    Corporation of the Year BMW Manufacturing Co.
  • The LACE Awards gala featured a mix of activities including the pre-awards reception, LACE silent auction, dinner and live entertainment.