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Supplier Diversity Blog by supplier.io

Social Responsibility and Supplier Diversity: How the Two Align

For years, decades even, supplier diversity was seen as only a social responsibility issue. A means for corporations to address social injustice through increased opportunities for minority and underrepresented business owners.

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Three Ways to Help Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

We are living in a golden era of women entrepreneurs. Women are launching businesses at a faster rate than ever before in history, outpacing men by 114 percent.

According to the latest American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the number of women-owned businesses (WBEs) increased from 402,000 (4.6 percent of all firms) in 1972 to 12.3 million (40 percent of all firms) in 2018. Employment surged from 230,000 to 9.2 million. Revenues rose from $8.1 billion (representing 0.3 percent of all firms’ revenue) in 1972 to $1.8 trillion (4.3 percent of total firms’ revenue) in 2018.

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How to Report on Your Supplier Diversity Program to the C-Suite

To continue to improve and expand your supplier diversity program, you need C-suite buy-in on supplier diversity initiatives. If you don’t have the right metrics or reporting strategy on your side, getting those few, but important, votes can feel like an uphill battle.

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State of Supplier Diversity in the Manufacturing Industry

For the second year in a row, we surveyed supplier diversity professionals and diverse suppliers to gain insight into the supplier diversity industry from both sides. Our 2018 State of Supplier Diversity reports include the results of more than 500 survey responses, giving us an overview of supplier diversity in the United States. Today, we want to dig deeper into the data and take a closer look at what's happening with supplier diversity in the manufacturing sector.

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4 Tips for Updating Your Supplier Diversity Numbers by Hand

It’s no secret that tracking data is the key to improving your supplier diversity program. In order to understand what’s working and what’s not, you need objective feedback to work from. As an added benefit, reporting on supplier diversity metrics is one of the most effective ways to gain C-suite buy-in on new initiatives and locate new growth opportunities.

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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.