“Like it or not, corporations look for vetted entrepreneurs and suppliers.” – Heather Cox

Heather Cox is a recognized authority in supplier diversity and diversity certification and is the President of Certify My Company, a certification resource dedicated to the supplier diversity community. Certify My Company assists large companies in developing their supplier diversity programs and boosting diversity spending. Heather is also a public speaker who specializes in business development. 

Heather joins us to discuss the value of diversity certification and how businesses can use the certification to grow their networks. She describes the potential wisdom business leaders can earn by being certified. She explains the message a company conveys in choosing not to apply for certification. Heather shares the reasons consumers are more intuitive regarding the products and services they buy. Heather also discusses the time clients can save working with her company.

Topics discussed in this episode of Breaking Barriers, Building Hire Ground:

  • Diversity certification and the value it brings to small and large businesses
  • The benefits to businessowners who apply for diversity certification
  • The kind of information you can benefit from with certification
  • The message you’re sending when you choose not to get certified despite being eligible
  • How Heather helps corporations get their diversity certification
  • The average time businesses can save in utilizing Certify My Company
  • Why Heather says certification is critical in today’s market
  • The difference between being a diverse firm and an inclusive firm
  • How to use diversity certification as a tool for your business

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