NEXT & BEST PRACTICES OF TRUE DIVERSITY: A SUMMIT FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, SUPPLIER DIVERSITY LEADERS AND LEADING DIVERSE OWNED BUSINESSES

Mission

The mission of the Derby Diversity Business Summit (DDBS) is to support organizations who work to advance Diverse Owned Businesses. 

To accomplish our mission, we identify projects in which we can provide funding that supports education, business development and training initiatives for organizations committed to the advancement of Diverse Owned Businesses. Each year the DDBS committee chooses an organization that meets specific criteria and aligns with our objectives of strengthening the capacity and scale of Diverse Owned Businesses. 

Learn about this year's project and our non-profit partner NAWBO.

Summit Leadership

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 
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Tawana Bain

Founder/Chair

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David Tandy

Advisor

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Tara Abraham

Advisor

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Jesika Young

Non-Profit Liaison

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John shaw-woo

Advisor

 
 
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Carolyn Mclean

Advisor

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Fred Perenic

Advisor

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Lynn Perenic

Advisor

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Marilyn Clark

Advisor

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Andrew butler

Advisor

 
 
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Theo edmonds

Advisor

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Holli Turner

Advisor

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Joset wright lacy

Advisor

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Marcia Tarnoff

Advisor

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jonah brown

Advisor

 
 

STEERING COMMITTEE

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Cheryl Borland

1st Vice Chair

WBE Liaison

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Gene waddy

MBE Liaison

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Erica Fields

LGBTBE Liaison

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Yamilca Rodrigues

Bespoke Liaison

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Wendy Hall

Advisor

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Steven Easley

Veteran Liaison