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Supplier Diversity Symposium: Empowering The Economically Underserved

  • 19 Oct 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Council for Supplier Diversity 10679 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA., 92126


12PM - 1PM Registration & Working Lunch
1PM - 5PM Program and Q&A
5:30PM Recognition & Connection Reception
Registration is closed

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At this one-day event in San Diego, well-established women, minority, veteran and disabled veteran CEOs, corporate regional & national executives will connect with other successful thought-leaders.

Together we’ll have a deep conversation and gain insights into innovative ways of utilizing supplier diversity for:

  • Sustainable Business Growth
  • Reaching Key Business Objectives
  • Job Creation / Talent Development
  • Alleviating Poverty in the Region
  • Branding & PR
  • Creating A Legacy


12:00PM – 1:00PM Registration & Boxed Lunch

1:00PM – 1:15PM Welcoming Remarks

1:15PM – 1:45PM Economically Underserved Communities: Who, How and Why – Featured Speaker: Richard Rothstein

1:45PM – 2:45PM Economic Empowerment: Supplier Diversity Solutions & Strategy

~Break ~

3:00PM – 4:00PM Case in Point: Panel Presentation

4:00PM – 4:30PM Beyond Spend: A More Holistic View of Supplier Diversity Effectiveness – Featured Speaker: Dr. Fred McKinney

4:30PM – 4:45PM Closing Remarks

5:30PM – 8:30PM Recognition & Connection Reception


Richard Rothstein
Research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley). He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.

Dr. Fred McKinney
As Managing Director for MBE Programs, Fred McKinney is responsible for the development of legacy MBE programs and the establishment of new programs for MBEs and supplier diversity professionals. Prior to joining Tuck, Fred was the President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (2001-2015). Fred also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business (1987-2000) and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Advanced Studies of Social Policy (1983-87).

Recognition Reception
Join us in celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals that have made significant contributions in advancing supplier diversity in San Diego. We honor minority, Women, Service Disabled Veteran & Veteran Business Enterprises, local corporations and advocates for their extraordinary efforts in strengthening the local economy and improving economic opportunities for the local community.

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