Archive | Supplier Diversity 2013

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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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 for its people.   Mitchell … more →

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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 Council in 1998. Cox, … more →

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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 thought leaders to develop/advance … more →

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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.   Formed less than two years ago, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship’s mission is … more →

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