The MBE Perspective: Assessing the State of Supplier Diversity in Corporate America

As a Diverse business itself, New Age Communications (NAC) is greatly vested in the increased inclusion and advancement of Diverse Suppliers as a whole.  As a fellow Diverse Supplier, YOU have information which will prove beneficial to organizations who are leaders in Supplier Diversity Engagement and spend.  

We know this is a fast-paced time of year for all businesses but enthusiastically request your feedback in a 15-minute, online survey crafted by NAC, to garner insight from your business experiences with Supplier Diversity Programs.  Of course, this will be mutually beneficial; for the first 15 companies to participate, your company name and headshot will be featured as a contributor in an exclusive copy of the white paper to be published from this survey in February 2015 by NAC. “Supplier Diversity, the MBE Perspective”. This white paper will circulate across hundreds of business magazines and newsletters in excess of 500,000 impressions per month, most of which are fortune 500 companies whose readership includes business leaders in, Purchasing, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity.

Additionally, the white paper will reveal a culmination of all participants responses and highlight MBE, WBE, and LGBT perceptions/biases towards Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs from every region across the United States, as well as:

  • Values and achievements acquired through collaboration with Clients’ Supplier Diversity Teams
  • Activities and/or initiatives which were perhaps less fruitful
  • What other MBE’s perceive as hurdles or even stumbling blocks to meeting Client needs
  • Collaboration suggestions from fellow MBE’s themselves

This information-rich, white paper will provide Procurement and Diversity Professionals deeper insights into the Diverse Supply Chain evolution, Diverse Supplier needs, and candid feedback which will allow them to self-assess, make strategic adjustments, and develop valuable strategies to increase MBE inclusion and development programs within their organization.  You don't want to miss this engagement opportunity.  It’s a Win-Win!

Your individual responses will be held in strict confidence. That said, please be advised all free-flow text comments will be reported verbatim. Please edit your verbiage so as not to disclose identifying or confidential information you do not wish to share. 

To complete the survey online, please click the "click here"button below. 

If you prefer to answer the questionnaire in writing, you may request a hard copy using my contact information provided. 

Please feel free to reach out should you have questions regarding the survey. Thank you in advance for your participation.


Tawana Bain
New Age Communications M/WBE
P 502-657-7802



The survey consists of a series of questions to enlighten NAC on your perceptions and experiences of the Supplier Diversity Programs with corporations.

Survey responses will result in an information rich white paper that will be published as “Supplier Diversity, the MBE perspective.” This white paper will be shared with hundredsof publications whose readers are leaders in Procurement, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity with fortune 500 companies.


A New Age Communications (NAC), representative is available via e-mail or phone to answer questions and/or assist you in completion of the survey. 

Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. Should you feel another member of your business is better suited to complete the survey, please notify NAC and provide the appropriate contact information. 


Phone: 502-657-7802


1. What is the purpose of this survey?

NAC is requesting your assistance to improve efforts around Supplier Diversity. Your cooperation will help to identify best practices for driving innovation,
increased diverse supplier utilization.

2. How long will this take to complete?

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

3. Is there a completion deadline for this survey?

Yes. The completion deadline for this survey is 2/9/2015

4. Should I complete the form for my company as a whole, or by individual business units/entities?

 Please answer each question for your company as a whole with focus on U.S.-based operations.

 5. Is this a one-time survey?

We intend for this survey to be a continual pursuit which evolves with time. Over the course of the next several months, and upon reviewing 
this information, we will determine its capabilities for further expansion and appropriate direction.

6. When will the white paper be published?

The white paper is scheduled to be published on 2/16/2014. You will receive an email notification once it is available for download.