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 [...]

2020-11-10T17:03:56+00:00November 10th, 2020|Accessibility, 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 17th, 2020|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

DOBE Spotlight: Cristaux International

Cristaux International designs and manufactures custom crystal and metal awards for outstanding organizations around the world. Ranging from recognition awards to event awards, they do it all! The best part? They are a certified DOBE, and they are designing our DEI and Inclusion Awards for 2020. Below is an [...]

2020-11-10T00:15:53+00:00July 7th, 2020|Events, Global, Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

DOBE Spotlight: Client Confidant

Client Confidant enables companies to uncover hard to get business intelligence in order to keep and grow their strategic relationships. Through methods such as qualitative, in-depth interviews, Client Confidant collects and distills findings into actionable feedback for its clients. As a Disability:IN DOBE, we wanted to share their success [...]

Press Release: SBR & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Small Business Roundtable Hosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a National  Discussion on Impacts of COVID-19 and American Small BusinessWashington, D.C., May 5, 2020 – The Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, hosted a national virtual discussion with Speaker of the U.S. House of [...]

2020-11-10T00:21:40+00:00May 6th, 2020|In the News, Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Quester & Robert “Lewy” Lewis on Insight on Business Podcast

One of our DOBEs was recently featured on the podcast Insight On Business the News Hour. During this episode, "The Very Personal Story of Robert 'Lewy' Lewis," you will learn more about the Disability Owned Business Enterprise and what that recognition meant to "Lewy", who won the Pitch Tank [...]

2019 Year in Review

To our corporate partners, board members, Affiliates, disability-owned businesses, NextGen Leaders, friends, and allies: 2019 has been an incredible year and we have all of you to thank! We are gaining momentum to help improve the unacceptable low labor force participation rate. More companies are taking the Disability Equality [...]

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