News | May 15, 2017 | Read Time: 2 minutes
Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program Graduates Second Group of Business Execs
St. Louis (May 9, 2017) On April 27, Monsanto graduated its second class of executives from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program (MSDMP), offered by Monsanto’s North America Supply Chain team. Eight graduating suppliers joined Monsanto on campus for a panel discussion and ceremony to round out the 12-month program.
The MSDMP is a development program designed for certified diverse businesses with majority ownership by diverse individuals including minorities, women, people with disabilities, veterans, disabled veterans, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The program includes a combination of face-to-face mentoring with members of Monsanto’s executive leadership team, on-site training sessions with Monsanto subject matter experts, assessments led by members of Monsanto’s Supplier Relationship Management team, and access to a third-party professional development coach.
“The MSDMP is one way Monsanto is demonstrating our commitment to provide diverse suppliers with the training, development and tools necessary to compete in the marketplace,” said Peter Stoynoff, Global Procurement Lead (CPO) with Monsanto. “Proactively partnering with diverse suppliers has, and will continue, to produce a wealth of opportunities for both Monsanto and the communities we serve.”
This is the second group of suppliers to complete the program, which launched in 2015.The MSDMP is considered a best-in-class program based on feedback from diversity supplier organizations and recognition by the editors of FORTUNE magazine.
“This program will give you the tools, it will give you the top-notch resources, and the time to really take your business to the next level,” said Lisa Nichols, an MSDMP mentee and CEO of Technology Partners. “This is an opportunity that you cannot afford not to put your hat in the ring for,” she added.
The next class is set to begin in the fall of 2017. Click here for more information about the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program.