Supplier Diversity / Procurement

Forbes: Five Realistic New Year’s Resolutions For Small Business Owners

Small business owners often go into the new year with the goal of strengthening and expanding their business. Like all new year’s resolutions, these plans can be limited when business owners are hit with the day-to-day challenges of life. However, there are some realistic resolutions that small business owners [...]

Spotlight on Mentoring: UKG and WeCo

Spotlight on Mentoring With UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) & WeCo Accessibility Services Mentee: Lynn Wehrman, President & Founder Website:  www.theweco.com Mentor: Mike May, Senior Director, Technology Partner Website: www.kronos.com Conversation: Kathleen Castore, Disability:IN Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant met with Michael May from UKG and Lynn Wehrman from [...]

2021-12-13T17:58:14-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Jackson Dalton of Blackbox Safety, Inc wins Disability:IN’s Pitch Perfect Challenge

On Tuesday, October 19th, Disability:IN hosted the final round of the Pitch Perfect Challenge. The challenge, which went through a Semi-Final round and then a Final round, involved eight Disability Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs) as they pitched their ideas to supplier diversity corporate experts for the chance to win [...]

2021-10-21T17:31:29-04:00October 21st, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Spotlight on Mentoring: 2axend & Takeda

Mentee: Corey Axelrod, Founder & CEO, 2axend Website: www.2axend.com Mentor: Joyce Eriksen-Eggers, Director of Supplier Diversity, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Website:  www.takeda.com Conversation: Kathleen Castore, Disability:IN Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant chats with 2axend and Takeda Pharmaceuticals to revisit their mentoring collaboration as they continue into a second year in the [...]

2021-09-08T22:21:51-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Spotlight on Mentoring: DragonFly Technology & Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Castore, Disability:INs Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant chats with Goldman Sachs and DragonFly Technology to ring in the New Year and discuss their mentoring experience to date. They have been paired since last June for the year-long 2020-2021 Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program. Today we spoke with Terri [...]

2021-02-09T17:09:43-05:00February 8th, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Spotlight On Mentoring: Honoring Veterans Day With Wayne Shanks, Supplier Diversity Director, USAA

Kathleen Castore, Disability:IN’s Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant chats with Wayne Shanks from USAA! Wayne and his team have supported V-DOBE™s and SDV-DOBE™s in the Disability: IN Mentoring Program for many years. Since we want to shine a light on USAA and all they do for veterans, especially this [...]

2021-03-16T01:50:32-04:00November 10th, 2020|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

SDV-DOBE Spotlight: Black Box Safety, Inc.

BLACK BOX SAFETY, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business. They specialize in the prevention of serious injuries in the workplace. They are also authorized by manufacturers to distribute safety equipment, such as eye, face, and head protection, as well as high-visibility garments like vests. The President & Founder, Jackson [...]

2020-11-10T17:58:13-05:00October 28th, 2020|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

COVID-19 pandemic reversed decades of employment gains for disabled, but advocates see glimmers of hope – ABC News

October marks the 75th annual National Disability Awareness Employment Month, part of a Labor Department's effort to spread awareness about the employment struggles those with disabilities often face in the workplace. This year also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which [...]

Spotlight on Mentoring: Wandke Consulting & Takeda

Kathleen Castore, Disability:INs Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant congratulates Takeda and Wandke Consulting! They have completed the year-long 2019-2020 Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program. Today we spoke with Daman Wandke, Founder & CEO of our mentee Wandke Consulting, a certified DOBE, and Joyce Eriksen-Eggers, Associate Director, Supplier Diversity of [...]

2020-11-05T17:23:47-05:00August 17th, 2020|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

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