IBM celebrates 45 years of valuing supplier diversity

By Genny Hom-Franzen @gennyhom The IBM team at the 2013 Out & Equal Workplace Summit – IBM Out Executives from 17 countries with Ron Glover, Chief Diversity Officer. Since the 1880s, IBM Corp. and its predecessor companies have stood at the vanguard of innovation, information technology, systems and services. In 1969, the company became one of the first to embrace supplier diversity. “Diversity is no longer about race, gender, sexual orientation or disability — or numbers. It’s about broadening the definition and objectives to ensure we create a globally sensitive corporate culture that fosters and leverages diversity of thought and relationships,” said Tony Tenicela, global leader and managing business development executive. He develops commercial strategy for workforce diversity and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender solutions at IBM.
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LGBT-Certified Businesses Win Historic Opportunity to Supply the Super Bowl

LGBT-Certified Businesses Win Historic Opportunity to Supply the Super Bowl For the First Time, NFL Includes LGBT-Certified Businesses in Diversity Initiative Team NGLCC   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 10, 2014—When the NFL teams take the field during Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016, there will be more than one winner in the stadium. Diversity will
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NGLCC Pursues Parity for LGBT Business Owners Around the World

In June, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced a nearly $4 million partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to encourage and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners and entrepreneurs in developing countries. This unprecedented agreement is the latest in a string of accomplishments
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Certify My Company guides diverse businesses through the certification process

By Melissa Lowery Minority business certification can be a power- ful tool when seeking a contract with a large corporation, but for many business owners, the certification process is overwhelming and frustrating. Enter Heather Cox, co-founder and chief operating officer, Certify My Company Inc. Since 2008, she has been guiding diverse businesses through the process
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