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! 

Sony Electronics will host the Council's 2014 Awards and Supplier Diversity Summit, September 18 & 19, click here for more information.
Council “Meeting at the Movie” event is a great success. To see and hear what attendees are saying, click here to watch our video.
Ronald Garnett, president and CEO, Council for Supplier Diversity, announces a new supplier diversity portal. This technology solution is the result of a strategic partnership with ConnXus, which historically has linked diverse suppliers with FORTUNE 2000 companies interested in doing business with minority, women-owned and service disabled veteran owned businesses. The new portal will help the Council provide valued sourcing services for its diverse suppliers and enhanced supplier diversity services for its members and buyers, with access to thousands of diverse suppliers in the data base. This and other valued resources will be unveiled at the September 19, Supplier Diversity Summit. Learn More..
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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.