Meet Karen Blackwell: Leveling the Playing Field to Bring Opportunity to Diverse Businesses

One of the Faces of Nestlé driving a positive impact on individuals & families, communities, and our planet
Jul 14, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Karen Blackwell is a Supplier Diversity and Development Manager for Nestlé North America.

As the manager of supplier diversity for Nestlé North America, I am proud to provide supplier diversity leadership in our sourcing for everything from pet food to pizza. I have been with Nestlé for twelve years, in my role I help create jobs and support economic development in the communities where we operate.

We are committed to developing meaningful and mutually beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers, and we recognize the value these relationships add to our company. Our Supplier Diversity Program includes women, minorities, veterans, and Hub-zone businesses. We strive to provide an environment where all suppliers, including those that meet the requirements of our Supplier Diversity program, are provided with all the information they need.

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