SUPPLIER
DIVERSITY

establishing an ecosystem of opportunity and performance

BUILD TOGETHER

DELIVERING FOCUSED STRATEGY + ACTION
Embed DEI into the fabric of the organization as a growth strategy.
Companies want DEI solutions but don't know how to successfully create or implement them for actual impact and long-term change; missing opportunities to take advantage of current spend, meet demands of boards and the needs of the communities they serve.

THE SOLUTION

Let DWA turn your effort and spend into impact by building capacity, opportunity and community.

  • Establish your organization as a leading presence in the Supplier Diversity space.

  • Strengthen minority businesses in the area and the state.

  • Expand supplier inclusion to diversify demographics represented in the program at meaningful levels.

  • Leverage a people-centered focus in all activities.

  • Connect your financial spend to community impact.

  • Establish a strong, stable, efficient, integrated program office.

  • Normalize supplier diversity within your culture.

  • Create a foundation for turnkey operations.

CAPACITY. OPPORTUNITY. COMMUNITY.

MEASURING THE POTENTIAL - WITH IMPACT TO VENDOR PAINPOINTS: CAPITAL, INTEGRATION, SUPPORT.

  • Establish your organization as a leading presence in the Supplier Diversity space.



     

  • Internal department requirements and processes(i.e. dates, timelines, templates, training)



     

  • Established business ecosystems

  • Access to Capital

  • Workforce Sourcing and Management Training

  • Partnerships and Matchmaking

  • Intrapreneurial view of operations (payment terms, leveraging GPOs, documents)

  • RFP Processes and Reporting

  • Pre-proposal readiness and turnkey business development

  • Banking Relationships

  • Staffing

  • Marketing

  • Operations

  • Business Development

ENGAGE US FOR INCLUSIVE SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AND IMPACT.

BUILDING COMMUNITY - IS STRENGTHENING FAMILIES, HEALTH AND ECONOMIC MOBILITY

  • It all starts with a commitment from all levels of your organization



     

  • Successful programs show greatest impact to economic mobility for families



     

  • Grassroots approach to sourcing, engagement and outreach

  • A commitment to specific goals of an inclusive supplier program

  • See value in the program for themselves

  • External PR around your commitment serves as a catalyst for others

  • Supporting the communities you serve

  • Stronger families lead to stronger communities

  • Economic mobility is a strong indicator of other social determinants of health

  • Another channel for deeply embedded relationships in the community

  • Uncovers vendors not widely known, but performing