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Closing the Gap

We are driving a new wave of emphasis on minority business economic equity. We are leveraging our voice and our collective talents to champion minority business inclusion throughout our businesses and community.

1% Plus Initiative

$99,487,918+

— additional spend with¬† DFW MSDC certified minority-owned businesses in 2022.

Join us in achieving a minimum 1% increase in MBE revenues in 2022.

Minimum Goal:  $7,549,487,918

2021 Baseline: $7,450,000,000

WE NEED YOUR ENGAGEMENT!

Board of Directors

  • Influence the actions of your Supply Chain
  • Set target KPIs for the Supply Chain Professionals and Supplier Diversity Professionals
  • Engage your entire organization in intentional utilization of certified minority-owned businesses

Supplier Diversity Professionals

  • Identify the criteria for bid opportunities and inclusion
  • Ensure Supply Chain Professionals include at least 2 diverse suppliers for every opportunity (minority inclusion)
  • Arrange debrief on the why, if contract/bid is lost

Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)

  • Do more business with other MBEs!
  • Ensure you can access the DFW MSDC Membership Portal
  • Have a winning Capabilities Statement
  • Do your homework on where your solutions best fit
  • Stay engaged. Show up and Follow Up.

Supply Chain Professionals

  • Be intentional in driving minority inclusion
  • Be timely — communicate opportunities by sending information to your Supplier Diversity Professionals, The Council, and your own database
  • Be Specific — Provide insights and criteria with clear expectations
  • Be inclusive — Include at least 2 diverse suppliers on every opportunity (minority included)
  • Set and track target KPIs
  • Arrange a debrief with MBEs that lose a bid award.
  • Stay Engaged — Educate yourself and your team by attending the Council’s Quarterly Supply Chain Luncheons

WITH INTENTIONAL ACTION

THE RACIAL ECONOMIC GAP CLOSURE CAN BE ACHIEVED IN 15 YEARS. . . INSTEAD OF 333 YEARS!

Join us in achieving our annual 1% PLUS goal in the utilization of DFW MSDC certified MBEs.

Board of Directors
Supplier Diversity Professionals
Supply Chain Professionals
Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)

Let’s Work Together