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DuPont’s Shelley Stewart Jr. leads supplier diversity initiatives for more than 25 years

By Melissa Lowery “It takes the leadership of the organization and the people in the organization to make sure we keep supplier diversity front and center,” said Shelley Stewart Jr., vice president and chief procurement officer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. or DuPont. He has been keeping supplier diversity front and center … more →

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Chrysler Group LLC, business leaders earn prestigious NMSDC accolades

Photos courtesy of Lonnie Major Photography for NMSDC In an event that brought thousands of corporate leaders, supplier diversity professionals, Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses and guests to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the National Minority Supplier Development Council hosted its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Fair. The event, sponsored in … more →

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Technology Information Group’s Artigues and Moore lead important effort

By Genny Hom-Franzen Mark Artigues and Minea Moore are leading an important effort at the Technology Industry Group to make sure that small and minority-owned suppliers are strategic partners in the high-tech industry. Artigues, senior director of supplier diversity at Alcatel-Lucent, is the president of the Technology Industry Group, a national nonprofit organization comprised of … more →

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MBDA eyes growth as its focus for the future

By Tiffany Williams Evans Growing up alongside her father, an immigrant and successful minority business owner, Alejandra Castillo witnessed firsthand the trials and triumphs associated with business and community leadership. She gleaned from those experiences an innate gravitational pull toward economics and the indicators that drive a community’s economic engines. Those childhood experiences proved invaluable, … more →

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Leveraging the power of conscientious consumers to advance supplier diversity

By Ralph G. Moore, president, RGMA Inc. Supplier diversity stakeholders must applaud Nielsen Holdings N.V. for applying its industry-leading analytics to the spending habits and economic impact of minority consumers. Led by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president, U.S. strategic community alliances and consumer engagement, Nielsen has highlighted the heretofore unmeasured power that conscientious consumers exert … more →

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IW Group’s Imada knows how to target Asian-American consumers

By Genny Hom-Franzen Bill Imada has created a legacy when it comes to targeting Asian-American consumers. At almost 19 million, Asian-Americans are the fastest growing consumer segment in the United States and will have an estimated $1 trillion in buying power by the year 2017, according to Nielsen Holdings N.V. Imada’s firm, IW Group Inc., … more →

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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 businesses? … more →

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Mitchell & Titus, LLP to receive Partnership of the Year Award

Anthony Kendall Mitchell & Titus, LLP receives Partnership of the Year Award NEW YORK: Mitchell & Titus, LLP (Mitchell & Titus), the largest minority-controlled accounting firm in the US, will be recognized as “Partnership of the Year” by the not-for-profit organization, Selective Corporate Internship Program of New York/New Jersey (SCIP). SCIP provides underserved high school … more →

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The White House – Office of the Press Secretary

Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship This afternoon President Obama met with the inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) at the White House, along with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the PAGE Chair. Established by the Department of Commerce, PAGE is a group of successful … more →

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