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Diversity and Inclusiveness — Work Force and Supply Base


Workforce diversity and inclusiveness is the attraction and retention of a workforce that represents the customer and communities in which the organization operates.

  1. Drive employee diversity within the organization.
  2. Proactively promote diverse employment practices throughout the supply chain.

Supply Base

The attraction and retention of a diverse supply base, is the responsibility of each supply professional.

  1. Provide diverse suppliers the opportunity to participate in sourcing opportunities.
  2. Promote inclusion of diverse suppliers in the organization's supplier development and mentoring programs.
  3. Ensure long-term program viability through application of forward-thinking concepts, ideas and innovation.
  4. Encourage and support diversity of thought, ideas and innovation.

ISM Resources:

Other Resources:

  • Diversity Central Resources for cultural diversity at work. Web site includes statistics on a number of diverse groups

  • Diversity Information Resources Directory/database of more than 8,500 certified minority and women-owned businesses (formerly Try-Us Resources)

  • Diversity Resources, Inc. provides information and training materials on diversity and multicultural issues in the workplace.

  • Diversity Training Group Provides workshops; comprehensive solutions; and realistic, proven methods for organizational change. The Web site includes a list of articles.

  • Resource for small businesses and large organizational buyers.

  • DiversityLink Links diversity professionals with proactive employers who are committed to diversity in the workplace.

  • The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission is a government agency dedicated to the elimination of illegal discrimination in the workplace.

  • is aimed to educate, assist, and empower African, Hispanic, and Asian American communities.

  • is an online service for diversity recruitment with articles and resources on diversity employment.

  • Minority Business Development Agency U.S. Department of Commerce; this is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses. Their mission is to achieve entrepreneurial parity for MBEs by actively promoting their ability to grow and compete in the global economy.

  • Minority Business Network Services provides Minority Business information and resources. They provide methods for marketing, supporting and growing Minority and Women Owned Business.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Agency created in 1953 to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

  • The Workforce Diversity Network A network of professionals and organizations dedicated to professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity as an essential part of business success. The organization's mission is to be a catalyst to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity as an essential part of business success.

Associations/Organizations for Diversity Information

  • Asian American Supplier Council The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) was formed in 1984 as a national, non-profit organization representing all Asian Americans and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. USPAACC represents multiple ethnic groups. Our members' heritages include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Indonesia. The organization promotes economic growth by opening doors of contract, and developing educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate American and government agencies.

  • Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Not-for-profit membership organization founded to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential.

  • Business Women's Network Provides resources and contacts for women in business, including access to more than 6,500 national or international women’s professional organizations, networks, associations, government agencies, and resources along with leading publications for women.

  • Hispanic Organization on Corporate Responsibility Nonprofit organization that strives to ensure participation of Hispanics in corporate America commensurate with Hispanic purchasing power.

  • National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) A nonprofit trade association that was established in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors, focusing on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

  • The National Minority Business Council, Inc. helps small, minority- and women-owned businesses succeed. The organization is dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing listings and related services to hundreds of businesses.

  • The National Minority Supplier Development Council provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses. It provides increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

  • National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) Established in 1995 to increase competition for corporate and government contracts through implementation of a national certification program for women business owners.

  • National Women's Business Council (NWBC) A bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Members of NWBC are prominent women business owners and leaders of women's business organizations. The organization’s mission is to promote bold initiatives, policies, and programs designed to support women's business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces—from start-up to success to significance.

  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.

Media and Publications for Diversity Information

  • Minority Business News USA is an award-winning resource for news and information on minority business enterprise and diversity. Features focus on top corporations, business owners, government agencies, university programs, and community advocates.