Scott is currently the Supplier Diversity Lead for Apple and is widely known within the supplier diversity network for successfully leading both the Northern California and Alabama Minority Supplier Development Councils to national prominence as President & CEO.Vowels is a recognized thought leader and expert in the field of supplier diversity.
Who are we?
The Industry Council for small Business Development is a membership organization that facilitates collaborates, educates and provides leadership, procurement opportunities for the advancement and development of supplier excellence, as well as providing unique training and mentorship opportunities for small business owners and associates.
We base our education and training on the fact that The United States government has established goals for sourcing to Small and Diverse Business through their large prime contractors/corporations. ICSBD further more engages with Corporate America that has interest in the social impact that Small and Diverse businesses has on the US economy. Small Business is the engine that drives the country economic engine.
With the aforementioned understanding, ICSBD educates and trains small business owner and facilitate meetings of cognizant POC from large corporations and other sourcing entities. (B2B, B2C) Read/download Flyer.
What does Diverse Business Owner mean?
The United States government defines you as a Diverse Business owner if you are a Woman, Veteran, LGBTQ, Disabled, African Americans (Black), Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Alaskan Native Americans and Indian Sub-Continent Americans. If you belong to any of these categories and you own a business, please click here to become a member of ICSBD.
Are there other organizations like ours?
Most organizations will service only certain minority groups. We are a one stop shop since we help all the categories that comes under 'Diverse Business Owner'. If you belong to any of these categories or you would like to be educated on any of these categories, please fill out this form and we will contact you.
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