Bank of America’s supplier diversity policy also holds its suppliers accountable for “paying it forward” by including diverse supplier subcontracts for products and services provided to Bank of America. And the bank’s mentoring programs provide MBEs with a comprehensive company assessment, coaching, guidance, and training.
William Haygood, CEO of Global Networkers, recently completed a one-year mentoring program with Bank of America. “The program enabled us to build invaluable relationships with senior leadership and gain exposure,” says Haygood. “It’s charter was to build our capacity for increased competitiveness in the global marketplace.”
Since its inception in 2000, Global Networkers has generated more than $30 million in revenues. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based information technology consulting firm provides application development, infrastructure support, and program management to customers nationwide. “Bank of America has been very instrumental in our company’s success and growth,” says Haygood. “We are tracking 18% to 20% growth in 2012.”
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