The Big Idea…

The Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC) provides the strategic framework to help women and underrepresented business owners identify and prepare to secure VC funding and corporate contracts, while connecting founders and business owners to those opportunities. The full-day conference is designed to boost spending with minority- and women-owned businesses, launch new vendor partnerships and increase the number of successful underrepresented small business suppliers.

The history of supplier diversity in the United States is rooted in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and driven by legislative mandates. The current spotlight on economic and racial inequality in the United States draws much attention to the impact of supplier diversity programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates there were 8 million minority-owned companies in the United States as of 2018. Supplier diversity programs represent an opportunity for corporations to collaborate with minority-owned companies, create economic opportunity, and enhance their businesses. Corporations have experienced the benefits of unlocking the power of diversity to deliver innovation and capture new markets — and there is more work to be done.

The Facts…

  • 95% of top U.S Corporations have a supplier diversity spending goal

  • 80% of U.S Corporations mention supplier diversity in their annual reports

Among the 2019 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity

  • 18.65% of Total Procurement was spent on Tier 1 Diverse Suppliers

  • 3.85% of Total Procurement was spent on Tier 2 Diverse Suppliers

Source: 2019 DiversityInc

GSDC 2020 Highlights

The 2021 Global Supplier Diversity Conference will be held virtually September 23, 10am-3pm EST. Please click below to complete your registration.

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Our GSDC 2021 Speakers

Monica McCoy
Monica McCoy
Conference Visionary
& Founder
Monica Motivates, LLC
Keith Bluestein
Keith Bluestein
CIO, Office of the Chief Information Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration
Dana Bolden
Dana Bolden
SVP, Corporate Affairs
Consumer Health Division
GSK Consumer Healthcare
Libby Saylor Wright
Libby Saylor Wright
Chief of Staff
Retail & Consumer Goods
Lester Jones
Lester Jones
VP of Financial Planning and Analysis
Atlanta Hawks
Dana Dickson
Dana Dickson
Founder and Owner
Dana Dickson Law
Anthony Oni
Anthony Oni
Founder, Cloverly and CEO
Elevate Future Fund at Energy Impact Partners
Temitayo Younge
Temitayo Younge
Procurement Process Improvement Specialist
Porsche Cars North America


Our 2021 Strategic Partners