2017 TOP Honorees
2017 TOP Honorees
Accenture’s company-wide policy is that diverse suppliers should have equal opportunity to participate in the procurement sourcing process. Accenture places a high value on diversity as evident in their objectives to: Expand the presence of diverse suppliers in our supplier base, as well as encourage our large suppliers to leverage an inclusive list of suppliers on Accenture’s behalf; increase the number of suppliers in our contracting relationships on behalf of our clients; create an infrastructure for shared relationships to jointly market; and promote economic growth for a multitude of businesses.
Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program is a formal mentoring program partnering diverse businesses with Accenture executives. The program provides 1-on-1 mentoring and quarterly training and development symposia.
To date Accenture has mentored 70+ businesses via DSDP, 29 of which are WBEs. GWBC WBE DSDP graduates include: ASAP Solutions Group, Avion Systems, GRMI, MDI, MSA Global, Primus Software Corporation, and SunTechnologies.
Diverse businesses add value to our company through their innovation and technology. By identifying and integrating diverse businesses in our supply chain; we’re able to deliver world-class products and services that meet our customers’ needs.
At AT&T, we look for diverse suppliers in emerging areas of our business that can help take us to the next level. To get there, we seek companies that react quickly to change, can sustain exceptional performance, and have the abilities to interface with Fortune 500 companies. We identify and collaborate with the next wave of diverse suppliers who will contribute to our business priorities and support our network transformation.
BMW Manufacturing Co. works toward a goal of inclusiveness that enables them to attract, retain, and develop a diversified supplier network. In order to sustain a leadership position, BMW developed a supplier diversity initiative that promotes an inclusive procurement environment. BMW recognizes that unique contributions come from the implementation of a diverse business model and ensures their company’s long-term manufacturing success and sustainability.
BMW is a leader in the global automotive industry, and one of the leading manufacturers of premium automobiles.
Consistent, dynamic, spirited…is what makes the BMW brand.
BMW—The Ultimate Driving Machine!
The Coca-Cola Company strives to build a supplier base that is representative of its diverse customers and consumers. As a part of this commitment, The Coca-Cola Company proactively seeks, builds relationships with and buys from many women-owned businesses. This contributes to strengthening the communities in which Coca -Cola operates, as well as creating long-term growth and competitive advantage for its business around the world.
The women-owned businesses that belong to GWBC not only embrace supplier diversity as a key operating principle, but they also drive significant value to their businesses and local communities. The Coca-Cola Company is proud to partner with the GWBC, and works diligently to develop its members’ capabilities. GWBC WBEs currently working with The Coca-Cola Company include: Addone Marketing Solutions, Exhibits South, Leapley Construction, and Prosys Information Systems.
Georgia Power recognizes women business enterprises (WBEs) as a powerful economic force vital to the state’s future. Georgia Power continues to commit resources to open doors of opportunity for GWBC WBEs. Georgia Power’s women-owned business supplier development efforts focus on mentoring and education, providing women-owned businesses with the tools and accessibility to not only compete for Southern Company contracts, but more importantly, to cultivate and sustain their business as it grows.
More than 24 WBEs have found success in Georgia Power’s mentoring initiative including, Cornerstone Demolition & Grading, CTMI Gears, Crescent Construction Services, My Supplies, Parkline South, and Willis Mechanical. Exposure to the internal structure and workings of Georgia Power equips the WBE with a competitive advantage that can be used to build long-term partnerships.
Georgia Power also provides a multitude of educational and scholarship opportunities for WBEs to attend several of the nation’s leading executive training programs. Recent WBEs who have benefitted from these scholarships include, Billingsley Post & Graphics, Innovative Marketing, Schafer Enterprises, and Total Packing & Design. Georgia Power currently utilizes more than 67 GWBC® WBE Suppliers in its procurement process.
Our Commitment: At Grady Health System, we are driven by our commitment to providing quality, comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. Fiscal responsibility begins with our procurement process and our efforts to secure the highest quality products and services that provide Grady and its patient’s the greatest value possible.
From our workforce, to our patients and our community, we consider diversity one of our greatest resources. Grady has a strong commitment to the inclusion of diverse suppliers in our procurement activities.
Our Mission: Grady improves the health of the community by providing quality, comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical and fiscally responsible manner. Those goals are supported by acquiring the best value for purchased materials, goods and services, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and facilitating the inclusion of diverse suppliers.
Randstad US combines the passion of its HR professionals with the power of today’s intelligent technology to create an experience that’s inherently more human. More human equates to investing in people, investing in the GWBC and investing in women-owned businesses.
It partners with GWBC WBEs including Sushumna Roy, Softpath Systems and many others in Georgia and across the U.S. who share the same passion and drive to build a high-performance workplace that values insights and experiences representative of the market. Randstad works with WBEs in its supply chain and on client engagements with a particular focus on strategic and national account levels.
As Randstad continues a more than 10-year affiliation with the GWBC, it plays an active role in the economic growth and development of WBEs. Randstad is dedicated to supporting efforts about women and for women to empower women in alignment with the mission of the GWBC.
UPS provides access and equal opportunity to women business enterprises (WBEs) suppliers and promotes and develops these suppliers within and outside the organization. UPS is committed to ensuring that the Supplier Diversity Process strengthens, woman-owned and other diverse businesses that drive economic development in the communities where they serve. UPS believes in mentoring and relationship building by providing formal as well as informal mentoring.
In addition, the UPS Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) program fosters an environment of authenticity, while creating development opportunities that allow women to prosper inside and outside of UPS. The program has three interconnected components, UPS Networking, Business Networking and Community Networking.
Finding quality vendors is a key priority for UPS and they have committed to specific goals that will enable WBE suppliers to develop, enhance, and grow their business and increase their spend. UPS also incorporates strong language in their contracts, which promotes 2nd Tier Spend with WBEs. UPS is currently conducting business with several GWBC WBEs.