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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

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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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expert guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.