October 29, 2010

Comrise goes to NMSDC Conference

The National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) held their annual conference just this past week in Miami. My experience at the conference increased my awareness of diversity in the work place. It was so great to see thousands of faces that represented all different and unique backgrounds with the purpose of fostering mutually beneficial business relationships.

Revisiting some highlights of the conference, I especially recall Scott Page, a well known and admired professor from University of Michigan, who provided insight on diversity in the work force. Professor Page emphasized the importance of diversity over ability. Diversity in the work place gives birth to different views and ideas as well as challenges people to think on a higher level. Not only is diversity the right and moral way to live and work, but it brings real measurable profit to the workplace. At Comrise, we fully embrace this concept and make full use of the diverse nature of our staff. It is this diversity of people and ideas that makes Comrise so successful!

It is for these same reason, many companies are increasingly turning to diverse vendors for resources, such as talent acquisition or marketing and promotions. After having attended the NMSDC Conference, I better understand the importance of these Supplier Diversity Managers and see how they serve as advocates for improving the quality of their respective workplaces.

All in all, the conference was a complete success for Comrise and we look forward to being more involved in the NMSDC - we have lots of work ahead of us!

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