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Supplier Diversity Blog by supplier.io

Lois Eichacker

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Global Supplier Diversity: How Going Global Helps Diverse Businesses

One of the key acknowledgements of our supplier diversity programs is that there is a pool of suppliers out there full of untapped potential because they do not have access to the same opportunities that their majority-owned counterparts do. Five decades of work towards equality and equity for the United States-based diverse suppliers is paying off, allowing us to focus on an even bigger picture: global supplier diversity and the enormous potential of diverse suppliers outside the U.S.

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Why Tier 2 Programs with Zero Dollars of Reported Spend May Be the Most Successful

For the last 7 years, I have been working with Fortune 500 companies as they expand and strengthen their supplier diversity programs. A key component for many of these programs has been a strong Tier 2 Program. Tier 2 programs are near and dear to my heart – I have been a long-time supporter of capacity building policies and programs aimed at growing and sustaining diverse and women-owned businesses (MWBE), and many of the opportunities for these companies occur in the second, third and fourth tiers of the supply chain.

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The team has a long history in driving innovative solutions in supplier diversity. We believe that companies deserve solutions that are effective and provide measurable value and results. Started more than a decade ago, supplier.io has rapidly become a prominent provider of supplier diversity solutions to leading corporations. We currently support customers in automotive, healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing, education, and banking. One in five Fortune 50 company relies on supplier.io.