Each year, Fast Company compiles a list of the World's Most Innovative Companies. We are proud of our corporate members who made this prestigious list:
- #4 - Apple, for "baking in its advantages"
- #21 - IBM for "embedding Watson where it's needed most"
- #31 - Microsoft for "building new worlds in the classroom"
- #39 - Marriott International for "prioritizing loyalty"
Virtually All Diversity Suppliers Meet or Exceed Expectations
According to a new Hackett Group Inc. report, 76 percent of all diverse suppliers meet buyers' expectations and another 23 percent exceed them. Additionally, the buyers see improved quality and often extract other benefits, including increased market share and access to new revenue opportunities. Says, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International:
Omikal (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) announced Wednesday their Omni50 list of U.S. corporations who are "awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace." Among those honored were WEConnect International global corporate members Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, and Walmart. Europe local member Coca-Cola also made the list.