Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program

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The Fueling Business Growth newsroom features announcements regarding policy updates and information relevant to Penn’s Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program.

Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Award

Announcing 2022 Supplier Diversity Impact Award Recipient

Congratulations to Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Graham, Associate Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball Team, who is this year’s recipient of the Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Award. 

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The 2022 Supplier Diversity Forum

Missed the actual forum? You can view our video of this year's event.

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Interim President Wendell Pritchett Addresses Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo

On June 16 Interim President Wendell Pritchett welcomed the attendees of Penn’s annual Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo with this video message.  Click here to see video

Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo Returns for an In-Person Event
Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo Returns for an In-Person Event

Penn Buyers and Suppliers assembled at this year’s Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo on June 16, 2022. Penn Today captures the event highlights.

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University of Pennsylvania receives the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2022 Diversity Award

The University of Pennsylvania has received the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2022 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest print diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

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Sign up to get SDI updates

Penn Procurement Services recently released its first quarterly update on the Fueling Business Growth campaign – the University’s initiative to expand its impact in advancing supplier diversity and inclusion. The goal is to inform internal and external stakeholders on the University’s activities and impact, while continuing to make it easier for both buyers and suppliers to connect and do business. If you would like to receive these updates, please email DiversitySupplier@upenn.edu.

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Welcome to MED Week

Listen to: Unmute Yourself – Supplier Voices on Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, featuring a conversation with minority-owned suppliers who are currently doing business with Penn.

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Penn Launches Supplier Payment Terms Pilot for Diverse and Local Small Businesses

As part of Penn’s ongoing commitment to supplier diversity and inclusion, the University has introduced a pilot program to extend ‘immediate pay’ payment terms to its diversity suppliers. This new modification positively impacts approximately 1,000 suppliers that do business with Penn (minority, woman, veteran, LGBTQ+, and other classifications) that qualify as diverse suppliers.

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Wharton Dean and the Founder & CEO of ActOne Group Engage in Dynamic Conversation at 2021 Forum & Expo

Watch the video of Wharton Dean Erika H. James and Founder & CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd from this year’s Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo. The discussion focuses on their research, work, and advocacy related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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A new energy and intentionality to Penn purchasing
The University launched its ‘Fueling Business Growth’ campaign at this year’s Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo, meant to increase support of local, minority-owned businesses.
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Penn’s Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo goes virtual

Each year, Bernard Wright looks forward to Penn’s Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo. For one, he says, the event has offered a unique chance to showcase—to a variety of potential buyers—what sets his company BDJ Ventures, which makes promotional products, apart.