Membership in The Council enables you to leverage the knowledge of other corporate supplier management and diversity professionals. We provide educational sessions to enhance your skills, peer-to-peer mentoring to share best practices, and industry-specific benchmarking. You’ll stay abreast of common supplier metrics so that you can accurately track your performance.
If you don’t have a fully developed supplier diversity program, we can help. We have the expertise to help you get your program started. The Council provides assistance and support in planning your diverse supplier events and matchmakers. In addition, our Partnership Awards Gala provides the perfect venue for you to recognize your best team players in supplier management.
As a member, you’ll have access to a database of thousands of certified minority business enterprises. We verify ownership, operations and control of each business and renew certifications annually to ensure that the lists we provide are accurate and up to date, and that our suppliers meet your compliance standards.
We foster relationship-building by creating networking events throughout the year which enable you to get to know the people behind the products and services you purchase. Our largest events include an annual Business Opportunity Expo; a day of networking and golf; and our Partnership Awards Gala. In addition, our calendar is filled with great events to enhance your outreach efforts and help you meet the right people.
Active participation in The Council will highlight your company as one that is respected and socially responsible. Your commitment to the success of diverse suppliers increases wealth in diverse communities across our region, which in turn enhances the economy so that all businesses can grow.