Supplier Diversity

How Diverse Suppliers Can Leverage their Status with Large Enterprises

Posted: 04/20/2021 - 09:00
How Diverse Suppliers Can Leverage their Status with Large Enterprises

To continue the previous conversation on diversity and inclusion (see my other articles on the enterprise approach to supplier diversity and how to shape the future of supplier diversity), I’d like to look at the other side of the coin: What can suppliers do to help enterprise clients improve their diverse supplier inclusion, selection an

7 Tips to Shape the Future of Supplier Diversity in the Enterprise

Posted: 04/06/2021 - 09:00
7 Tips to Shape the Future of Supplier Diversity in the Enterprise

My last article was an overview of how large enterprises have historically approached supplier diversity initiatives and why they have underperformed.

This article will focus on ways the enterprise can improve diverse supplier inclusion, selection and support practices. I recommend that teams consider leveraging some of these tips best fitting for their respective organizations.

A Brief History of the Enterprise Approach to Supplier Diversity

Posted: 02/10/2021 - 07:39
Supplier Diversity

2020 brought us a time of reflection on many fronts, from how we eat to how we prioritize, how we think, how we get from point A to point B, to focusing on what matters. Diversity is one of the elements that came to the forefront in 2020 for many people and organizations.

As an immigrant and a minority woman, I never thought that we would be at this place in my lifetime where an open discussion of diversity occurs because I have seen how much of it was shunned systematically in the past.

Having Diversity Suppliers Doesn’t Guarantee a Diverse Workforce – Here’s Why That Matters

Posted: 03/13/2020 - 03:41
Diversity Suppliers Doesn’t Guarantee a Diverse Workforce

Having a diverse workforce results in increased ROI for companies; but this isn’t breaking news. Companies in the top quartile for gender, racial and ethnic diversity are “more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians,” according to a McKinsey & Company report.

How Supplier Diversity is Working in the Real World

Posted: 07/10/2019 - 01:21
Supplier diversity has been an important topic on the corporate agenda for most of the past five decades. Formal supplier diversity programs began in the 1960s in response to government programs that were designed to expand economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses. Today, “diverse suppliers” encompass several additional types of business organizations, including:
 
  • Woman-owned business enterprises
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