P&G’s Rick Hughes receives NMSDC Corporate Clarion Award

Rick Hughes will be leaving his distinguished career in procurement and supplier diversity on a high note as one of eight honorees for the 2014 National Minority Supplier Development Council ... more →

Rickman Enterprise Group CEO earns NMSDC’s MBE Trailblazer Award

As the 11th of 12 children, Roderick Rickman, chairman/CEO, Rickman Enterprise Group LLC, had a lot of role models growing up. He learned the value of hard work and the importance ... more →

NMSDC honors PG&E’s Joan Kerr with Corporate Trailblazer Award

Joan Kerr, director of supplier diversity and sustainability at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., was honored with the Corporate Trailblazer Award by the National Minority Supplier Development Council at the ... more →

Eclaro International’s Daniel Sung Park earns NMSDC MBE Catalyst Award

Daniel Sung Park, president & CEO of Eclaro International Inc., is a soft-spoken man who is modest about his accomplishments, which are many. His company was on the Inc. 5000 ... more →

NMSDC honors Microsoft’s Fernando Hernandez with Robert M. Stuart Leadership Award

Words and stories flow easily from Fernando Hernandez’ mouth, even when you talk to him for the first time. He’s definitely a people person. And it’s even clearer that he’s ... more →

NMSDC MBE Clarion Award honoree Bill Mays exemplifies value of minority business development

Even after decades of business and community leadership, William G. Mays, founder and CEO of Mays Chemical Co. Inc., was surprised when the National Minority Supplier Development Council called to ... more →

Passion for leading Starbucks’ supplier diversity initiative earns NMSDC Catalyst award

Diane Lin NMSDC Corporate Catalyst Award Diane Lin, director, global procurement – supplier development at Starbucks Corp., was honored at the National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards event in ... more →

NMSDC honors Carolyn Mosby with the Vanguard Award

Carolyn Mosby, president and CEO of Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, was honored with the Vanguard Award at the annual National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards ceremony in New ... more →

Supplier Diversity 2014

Minority Business News Library of knowledge for Supplier Development

Industry insights from supplier diversity experts who share recent trends and future development in the ... more →

IBM shares thoughts on Corporation of the Year honor, importance of supplier diversity

Thanks to the advancement of supplier diversity over the years and more corporations valuing the importance of partnering with minority enterprises, receiving the coveted NMSDC Corporation of the Year award is an extremely difficult feat to achieve, let alone earning the honor twice—a feat IBM accomplished to close out last year. MBN USA ... more →

HMSDC named NMSDC Regional Council of the Year

Winning a prestigious award like the NMSDC Regional Council of the Year doesn’t just happen, explained HMSDC President Richard Huebner. “It’s the direct result of strategic leader...ip and direction from our board of directors, commitment from a staff that has devoted its career to minority business development, extensive involvement in ... more →

BOA Merrill Lynch CAF invests in promising private equity funds

At the recent National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. Conference, Bank of America received the Corporate Excellence in Access to Capital Award. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Capital Access Funds Management LLC is a key component of the institutions goal of facilitating access to capital - a pivotal component, as MWBEs strive to compete more →

Al Limaye creates successful software integration company, Logistic Solutions

Having a great mentor and networking are critical to business success. Just ask Al Limaye. President of Logistic Solutions Inc., Limaye is a shining star in supplier diversity. Based in Piscataway, N.J., Logistic Solutions is a software integration company. It has been certified for nine years with the National Minority Supplier Diversity ... more →

Latinas and business with Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca, chairman emeritus of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, provided some insight into challenges faced by Latina entrepreneurs and what USHCC is doing to help them, as well as a look back into her own entrepreneurial beginnings. Women’s Enterprise: What challenges do Latina entrepreneurs face as they try to grow their more →
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