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    Increasing opportunities for Women Business Enterprises in Michigan and Indiana and supporting corporate diversity.
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Excellence in Supplier Diversity

This purpose of the program is to recognize Great Lakes corporate members that have effective supplier diversity programs. Applicants may be recognized in one of three categories. They include: “Emerging”, “Advanced” and “World Class”.There is no limit to the number of corporate members that will be recognized in the above categories.

Application Deadline: July 19, 2016 11:59 p.m. Applications are to be submitted to

Supplier Diversity FAQ

  • What is the Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Program? +

    This purpose of the program is to recognize WBEC – Great Lakes corporate members that have effective supplier diversity programs. Applicants may be recognized in one of three categories. They include: “Emerging”, “Advanced” and “World Class”. There is no limit to the number of corporate members that will be given each of the above recognitions. Additionally, applicants will indicate if their companies are regional or national/global in scope. Regional companies will be evaluated on an adjusted scale that considers size.
  • How many awards will be given? +

    There is no limit on the number of awards given. We expect to have several awardees in the “Emerging”, “Advanced” and “World Class” award categories.
  • How do I get an application? +

    Applications were sent to all corporate members in good standing. If for some reason you did not receive one or cannot locate the electronic copy that we sent, please send an email to and request an application or call Michelle Richards, Executive Director at 7834-677-1400.
  • How much information should I submit with my application? +

    Some questions indicate word limitations. Several are more open ended. We will be sending out an updated application with recommended limitations on answers.
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