About Us

The Council for Supplier Diversity was established in 1999 and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to use the disciplines of Supplier Diversity initiatives as an engine for economic development in under represented communities. We are dedicated to expanding business opportunities for women, minority and service disabled veteran business enterprises. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the diverse business community. We believe that diverse business development is a key component of reducing poverty, lowering unemployment, increasing wealth, and integrating American society. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the Council has developed a reputation as an innovative leader in supplier diversity support and economic development strategy for diverse populations.




What's New At Council!


We are delivering exciting programs and valuable services out of our state-of-the-art Business and Conference Center, programs designed to assist our members and supplier in achieving their goals.

Our key economic development objectives include support for youth education in entrepreneurism, business development projects in economically challenged communities, second tier supplier partnerships with other suppliers and increased mentorship and hiring of diverse employees. The results we achieve in these areas will be the true measure of the Council’s success in accomplishing its core mission.

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Training and ProgramsSchedule
High Performance Supplier Series Monthly
Category Sourcing Exchanges Monthly
Supplier Capability Reviews Bi-Monthly
Supplier Leadership Ambassadors Forum Quarterly
DBE Industry Seminar Series 3 times a year
Young Entrepreneur Academy 2-3 times a year

For more information about our events, training, and other programs, call our office at (858) 537.2281.