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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction 6:00 pm Dinner 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Silent Auction Winner Pickup 9:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Millennium Biltmore Hotel 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

The visionaries. The trailblazers. The advocates, mentors and connectors. Those who are made of fire. And steel. Who are not afraid to stand apart. To speak out. To stand up. Those who go out on a limb. And turn it into a launch pad. Who inspire us. Teach us. Challenge us. And lift us all high enough to move beyond barriers.

Leadership Excellence Award

Presented to an individual whose exemplary leadership and commitment have advanced diversity efforts resulting in tangible impact in the business community, and whose vision created the foundation upon which the organization’s diversity and engagement success has been built.

Corporation of the Year Award

Presented to a corporate member that consistently achieves exceptional performance in its supplier diversity and inclusion initiatives. Through advocacy and innovation, the recipient of this award models and executes bold, new strategies that lead to contract opportunities for diverse businesses that drive economic growth and job creation in the communities they serve.

Disruptor Award

Presented to a supplier diversity professional changing the course of supplier diversity and inclusion within their field.

Corporate Advocate Award

Presented to a corporate member that brings innovative thinking to the development of unique solutions to business challenges.

Community Visionary Award

Presented to a supplier diversity professional who has shown great foresight in establishing a company’s diversity and inclusion initiative in response to demographic and economic trends and changes in the culture.

Chairman’s Award

Presented to individuals who demonstrate exceptional commitment in their contributions to SCMSDC.

Hollis Smith Legacy Award

Presented to an individual whose unwavering support embodies our founding president’s dedication to SCMSDC’s mission.

Spirit of Diversity Award

Presented to an individual whose actions further the cause of supplier diversity and inclusion, and whose enthusiasm for advocacy fosters an environment of collaboration with community partners and other entities.

LEA 2018 Highlights


Thank you to our Sponsors, COTY Co-Chairs and Supporters