NOVEMBER: A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL

We are continuing our efforts to provide relevant programming and events that will benefit your business and supplier diversity program. Our 6th Annual Sustainability Symposium sponsored by Citi in October provided timely information on the importance of sustainability in the supply chain and in business operations.   We also held a webinar on Supplier Diversity for our corporate members during …

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OCTOBER: A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL

We hope that you are enjoying the monthly updates, highlights and news information we provide in our newsletter. Highlights of some of our recent activities follows. We held our 6th annual Healthcare Symposium, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson on September 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.  More than 100 minority business owners …

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OCTOBER: GALA MBE CO-CHAIR SPOTLIGHT

RAFAEL MARTINEZ MBE & Capital Partners At MBE Capital Partners (MBECP) our only focus is to provide funding services for MBEs selling goods and services to Fortune 500 companies on credit terms of 60 days or less. You should talk to us about how we could create a finance program that we will build, manage …

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OCTOBER: MBE SPOTLIGHTS:

ANIL KAPOOR SVAM & International Inc. SVAM International Inc. is a Global Information Technology (IT) services provider that delivers value and competitive advantage to its customers by improving their access to critical information, automating their business processes, and helping their personnel collaborate effectively. Since its inception in 1994, SVAM has grown into a Global organization …

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OCTOBER: Corporate SPOTLIGHT

Trung Tieu, Associate Manager Supplier Diversity, PepsiCo Trung Tieu has been a part of PepsiCo’s Supplier Diversity Program since 2014. Prior to that, he was part of the Supply Chain Integration team for the Quaker Foods and Snacks Division. In that role he provided oversight to the Innovation Pipeline through the development and implementation the Quaker Foods and …

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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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