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Supplier Diversity | Benefits of Certification Panel

Join members of Target's Supplier Diversity team as they provide details of their team’s mission at Target and share an overview of what certification is and why it is important for diverse-owned companies to consider investing in. Following their can't-miss presentation, Karen Goldner, Managing Director at Women's Business Development Center, and Heather Olson, President & CEO at North Central Minority Supplier Development Council will join in on the conversation to offer expert perspective and additional guidance for founders.

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Entrepreneurs, Corporations and Certifications | Panel Discussion

Join members of Target's Supplier Diversity team and guests Lili Hall, President and CEO of Knock and Natalie McGrady, Director – Supplier Diversity at Cargill for a conversation where they share their expert perspectives and guidance for founders regarding the benefits of certifications.

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Target Supplier Diversity

These Target programs and partnerships aim to create an inclusive society and experience for our guests.

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National Minority Supplier Development Council

This corporate membership organization advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

This third party certifier is a leading advocate for women business owners and provides its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

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National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

This advocacy organization supports diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses through collaborations, business resources, events, and more.

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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This advocacy organization promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

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U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

This advocacy organization works to connect Asian Americans in Fortune corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and the small & minority business community to contract, professional, and educational opportunities.

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National Veteran Owned Business Association

This organization works to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition, and education.

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National Veteran Business Development Center

This organization provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size Supplier Diversity/Veteran Owned Businesses.

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Disability: IN

This nonprofit resource works to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.

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Target’s supplier registration form for diverse suppliers

Register for the Target Supplier Diversity program through this online portal.

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Women’s Business Development Center

This non-profit organization works to provide programs and services to support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities.

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How to Get WBE Certified

Visit this resource to determine eligibility and learn about the steps to obtain WOSB (Women Owned Small Business) certification.

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WomenVenture (business financing)

This organization works to provide women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership.

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Small Business Development Center (business advising)

This statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) works to provide professional expertise and guidance to small business owners in Minnesota.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (government contracting)

This organization provides technical and marketing assistance to all Minnesota businesses interested in selling their products and services to the government.

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Supplier Diversity Certification PDF

This resource provides more information about the Target Supplier Diversity program, its benefits, and an overview of the process to register.

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