DALLAS, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Enterprise USA has released its annual list of Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity, a register of visionary role models who are paving the way for dynamic growth in supply chain diversity and inclusion. As economic prosperity increasingly leads to the growth and success of all communities, there's never been a better time to champion supplier diversity or applaud the professionals who have championed this initiative - visit http://weusa.biz.
"Thanks to the extraordinary dedication of our Top 100 Leaders, women's businesses are generating solutions and strategies for meeting the fast-changing needs of the marketplace," said Jarilyn Fox, publisher, Women's Enterprise. "It is our great pleasure to include these hard-working individuals who value the contributions of WBEs and have made it their mission to help ensure the growth and success of women entrepreneurs."
Using Women's Enterprise Magazine's supplier diversity leader index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches the key indicators listed above, our team analyzed all data and the final list represents the supplier diversity professionals who most strongly exemplify the required characteristics.
"We are proud to honor these 100 professionals for their world-class leadership in partnering with women's business enterprises," said Don McKneely, chairman and founder of Diversity Publishing Group, which publishes Women's Enterprise magazine. "Their deep commitment to a diverse supply chain is helping to fuel innovation and sustain economic growth."
To determine our top leaders, our team of advisors and editors trimmed down our initial list of supplier diversity professionals to 350, based on participation in one or more supplier diversity councils.
The team evaluated the remaining 350 individuals using key indicators, including impactful promotion of supplier diversity to improve his or her company's business performance, identification of strategic opportunities to include diverse suppliers, creation of a positive environment for procurement employees and encouragement of innovative ideas among employees and suppliers.
For a complete listing of the WE 100 honorees, visit http://weusa.biz.
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