Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards
Our awards celebrate the best minority suppliers and Corporate Members in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. Nominations are due on March 2, 2018. Required Letters of Recommendation for the Supplier of the Year Award and Prime Supplier of the Year Award are due to nominees on March 30, 2018 for inclusion in their applications. Award applications are due on April 2, 2018. WRMSDC reserves the right to re-categorize applicants if necessary. A panel of anonymous judges selects the winners, who will be announced at the Gala. Contact us with questions. On all application forms, unless otherwise noted, "WRMSDC MBEs" includes our Subscription Service MBEs.
Nominations are only required for the Supplier of the Year Awards and Prime Supplier Award. However, we welcome nominations for ALL award categories. For a list of award descriptions, see award categories listed on this website.
All Money is Green Award – recognizes a WRMSDC certified MBE that has done the most business with other certified MBEs in the previous year. This is an award for a company, not a person/individual.

Who can apply? WRMSDC certified MBEs, including Subscription Service MBEs. Nominations are not required.
Ambassador of the Year Award – recognizes individuals who volunteer their time, expertise, and advocacy in favor of WRMSDC. The ideal candidate opens doors for WRMSDC and serves as one of our most powerful advocates within the community and throughout our network of current and prospective MBEs and Corporate Members. This is an award for a person/individual, not a company.

Who can apply? Individuals employed by National Corporate Members, Local Corporate Members, and companies that support WRMSDC, including certified MBEs and in-kind supporters. Nominations are not required.
Corporation of the Year Award – recognizes a National Corporate Member that has demonstrated company-wide support of WRMSDC and whose Supplier Diversity initiatives are moving the needle toward a more inclusive and diverse landscape. This is an award for a company, not a person/individual.

Who can apply? NMSDC Corporate Members in our footprint and any Local Corporate Members that are also National Corporate Members. Nominations are not required.
Cornerstone Award – recognizes a Local Corporate Member, Certified Class 3 or 4 MBE, or partner that has demonstrated company-wide support of WRMSDC and whose Supplier Diversity initiatives are moving the needle toward a more inclusive and diverse landscape. This is an award for a company, not a person/individual.

Who can apply? Local Corporate Members and companies that support WRMSDC, including Certified Class 3 & 4 MBEs and in-kind supporters. National Corporate Members are not eligible. Nominations are not required.
Executive of the Year Award – recognizes an executive not working directly within Supplier Diversity who ensures that their company allocates resources (financial and otherwise) to WRMSDC and Supplier Diversity in the region. This is an award for a person/individual, not a company.

Who can apply?  Individuals employed by National Corporate Members or Local Corporate Members.  Nominations are not required.
Prime Supplier of the Year Award – recognizes a Prime Supplier that prioritizes doing business with MBEs. This is an award for a company, not a person/individual.

Who can apply? Any company that functions as a Prime Supplier. Companies do NOT need to be MBEs, Local Corporate Members, or National Corporate Members to compete. Nominations are required: Local or National Corporate Members must nominate all candidates.
Procurement & Purchasing Leader of the Year Award – recognizes individuals working within Procurement and Purchasing who advocate for Supplier Diversity, MBEs, and WRMSDC within their company and community but who don’t work directly within Supplier Diversity. This is an award for a person/individual, not a company.

Who can apply? Individuals employed by National Corporate Members or Local Corporate Members.  Nominations are not required.

Supplier of the Year AwardRecognizes four WRMSDC certified MBEs that demonstrate excellence in their services and products and show growth in sales and job creation. Winners are automatically entered in the NMSDC competition. We are now accepting applications! Please fill out the required forms, combine them into a single PDF, and upload the PDF here. Click here for tips. This is an award for a company, not a person/individual.

Who can apply? WRMSDC certified MBEs, including Subscription Service MBEs. Nominations are required; only Local and National Corporate Members may nominate MBEs for this award. Corporate Members must submit a letter of recommendation on company letterhead. MBEs will compete against other MBEs in their own Class: Class 1 = annual sales <$1M; Class 2 = $1M-10M; Class 3 = $10M-50M; Class 4 = >$50M

Your application must include, as a single PDF:
  • 1. MBE Nominee Profile Worksheet - adhere to the word count! Each item in Items 3-7 is restricted to 300 words unless it states otherwise.  Examples: 4A is restricted to 300 words, 4B is restricted to 300 words. Click here for the form: http://bit.ly/2FVCcIf
  • 2. Corporate Nomination Worksheet - you must fill this out with your Corporate nominator's info. Click here for the form: http://bit.ly/2FrpjHV
  • 3. Letter of Recommendation on company letterhead from the Corporate Member nominating you (strong applications have multiple letters of support). Letters of Recommendation must address NMSDC's Selection Criteria, outlined here: http://bit.ly/2tf8ewg
  • 4. A copy of your current Certification Certificate.
  • 5. Any applicable supporting documents.
Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year Award – recognizes a Supplier Diversity professional (Executive, Director, Manager, Coordinator, Specialist working within Supplier Diversity) who has made significant contributions to WRMSDC with their time, support, and advocacy, and who has championed Supplier Diversity and MBEs within their own company. This is an award for a person/individual, not a company.

Who can apply? Individuals employed by National Corporate Members or Local Corporate Members. Nominations are not required.
This is for judges only. If WRMSDC has invited you to serve on our Awards Judging Committee this year, please complete this form. You will also be asked to upload your signed Confidentiality Agreement, which you should have received via email.
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