SEPTEMBER: A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL

As we enter Hispanic Heritage Month, the Council remains focused on developing programs and events that enhance the development and growth of minority business enterprises and corporate supplier diversity programs. On August 1st , more than 120 MBEs and Corporate members attended our inaugural Biz Connect event, which was held at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and …

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SEPTEMBER: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED SPOTLIGHT

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: CQ FLUENCY CQ fluency first became certified as a Minority Supplier with The Council in January of 2009 after following a recommendation of Jackie La Joie, the Supplier Diversity Manager at Merck at the time. As a direct consequence of that relationship, Merck also sponsored Elisabete Miranda, President of CQ fluency to attend …

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SEPTEMBER: CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT

Despite only acquiring the position as head of AIG’s Supplier Diversity Program in mid-2013, Diana Domenech is not new to the world of Supplier Diversity. The Senior Director of Global Sourcing and Procurement Services has outstanding experiences from her 14 years at JPMorgan Chase, 10 of which were spent in their Supplier Diversity program. Not …

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SEPTEMBER: MBE SPOTLIGHT

LILIANA GIL VALLETTA Co-Founder & President/ CEO, XL Alliance An immigrant from Colombia, Liliana “Lili” Gil Valletta is an award-winning entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, TV media contributor and President/ CEO of XL Alliance. XL is the strategy and marketing firm that companies hire to unlock the power of today’s multicultural markets. With a …

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