Most corporations lack a comprehensive diversity management strategy with little alignment between Diversity & Inclusion strategies (D&I) and Supplier Diversity strategies (SD). This conflict is generating negative outcomes:

  • Key stakeholders receive fragmented diversity messages, diluting the impact of the diversity value proposition
  • Dysfunction impedes development of a clear Diversity Management Strategy
  • Contributions to operational excellence, talent productivity and brand value are overlooked resulting in missed opportunities
  • C-Suite Leaders are oblivious to the integrated diversity management value proposition, thus conceding diversity leadership to industry rivals
  • Overall results: Negative impact on earnings and shareholder value