Bank of America and Kaiser Permanente inducted into Billion Dollar Roundtable

Bank of America and Kaiser Permanente became the latest corporations to take seats at the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an elite group of companies that have achieved $1 billion in annual ... more →

MBDA expands reach, invests $1.425 million in nine business centers

Thanks to savings derived from a multiyear strategy to reduce administrative and operational overhead costs, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency announced a supplemental investment of $1.425 ... more →

Honda North America Supplier Diversity Professional Daryl Watson

Daryl Watson is the Procurement Diversity Team Manager for Honda North America, Inc.  Watson is responsible for Procurement Diversity team leadership, driving continued growth of the Honda minority supplier program, ... more →

P&G Supplier Diversity Professional Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler is corporate supplier diversity manager for Procter & Gamble Co. He is responsible for working with the company’s purchasing organization to understand and define business needs, linking with and ... more →

Walgreens Co. Supplier Diversity Professional Rona Fourté

Rona Fourté is currently the director of supplier diversity for Walgreen Co. In this capacity, she leads a team to impact the diverse-owned business inclusion rate in contracting for retail, ... more →

BP’s Ray Dempsey Jr. takes a strategic approach to success

Ray Dempsey Jr. has a simple but solid strategy for business success — look for intersections of interest. As vice president of external affairs at BP, he manages relationships with ... more →

Kathy Homeyer of UPS mentor extraordinaire

In 1980, Kathy Homeyer was the manager of a clothing store. One day, a truck driver from United Parcel Service of North America Inc. came into the shop to deliver ... more →

Supplier Diversity 2015

Mitchell & Titus celebrates 40 years as an accounting leader

In 1974, Bert Mitchell and Robert Titus joined together to form Mitchell & Titus LLP, a minority-owned accounting firm that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Over the past four decades, Mitchell & Titus weathered the fluctuations impacting the global economy, while providing an environment that promotes diversity and opportunities more →

Native Nations Procurement encourages tribal business growth

Theresa Cox, president of Native Nations Procurement Systems Inc., is an early adopter in the area of minority certification and has seen the benefits time after time. After starting her first company, Quality Contractors Ltd., in 1997, she received certification as a minority-owned business from the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development more →

Redefining supplier diversity

Don McKneely, Jarilyn Fox and the MBN USA team has graciously allowed me to become a contributor to their phenomenal magazine, sharing insights gained over my 40-plus years of consulting with emerging minority, women, veteran and other diverse businesses.  During that time, I have also collaborated with supplier diversity professionals and ... more →

New ACE is strong advocate for Asian-American/Pacific Islander businesses

It is often said that America is the land of opportunity. A new national organization dedicated to the development of Asian American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs and corporate leaders has been formed to help with the dream. erve as a strong advocate of AAPI business interests and effect positive change on all issues that enhance and ... more →

Judith Cockrell named new NMSDC director of field operations

Judith C. Cockrell has walked in the shoes of a minority business owner. She has experienced completing detailed and tedious applications, and endured many late nights working on a business plan. As a consultant, Cockrell has worked with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and the City of Columbus Equal Business Opportunity to ... more →

The Hackett Group takes fresh look at supplier diversity

The importance of supplier diversity to the corporate bottom line is brightly illuminated in a new report by Miami-based The Hackett Group Inc. and commissioned by Cargill Inc. The report, "ROI-Related Supplier Diversity," takes a fresh look at supplier diversity in key areas - distribution and supply-chain impact and supplier diversity in food more →
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