Press Release

MAY 31st, 2022
Contact: Steven Surujballi

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SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY – DiversityPlus Magazine is honored to announce the names of the Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.This is the 14th year DiversityPlus Magazine has had the honor of recognizing Diversity Champions in Supplier Inclusion, Corporate DEI, Procurement, Sourcing, and Supply chain. The women named are proactive leaders in their efforts to make their organizations and communities more inclusive, and they continuously strive to create new opportunities for women and diverse businesses around the globe. Using their knowledge and expertise in relationship building, these women are change agents who deeply believe progress in Supplier Inclusion & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to be the foundation for improving people’s lives, business performance, and community economics.

The Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity will be featured in the second quarter issue of DiversityPlus Magazine. The magazine will be shared with thousands of corporate executives, suppliers, and diversity professionals through social media, print, and the digital platform. In addition, the women leaders will be featured in the DiversityPlus digital eMagazine, that reaches over 151,000 readers in the United States, European Union and seven additional countries across continents. This approach publicly recognizes the women leaders and also gives other organizations and diversity leaders new contacts for exploring how they can also become powerful forces for change.

The second quarter issue of DiversityPlus Magazine will include a short bio of each woman, highlighting her best practices, perspectives, and accomplishments in the supplier & DEI space. The women are not only working within their organizations but are actively reaching out to suppliers, community members, and diversity-focused associations to make connections and produce measurable results. This is an energized network of diverse leaders, who see challenges and barriers in the supplier and DEI space as inspiration for making positive changes.

Each woman was nominated by someone in their organization in recognition of the impact she has on making the organization and communities more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The nominee submitted a bio and answers to three questions that succinctly describe her approach to expanding supplier inclusion and DEI internally and externally. The first question asked for a description of the keys to developing a successful supplier diversity program. The second question asked for an explanation of the source of inspiration for relentlessly pursuing DEI despite many challenges and barriers. The third question asked how the company’s top-down support for the diversity program made a difference in personal success.

An independent editorial team reviewed the bios and responses to the questions, and narrowed the list to the top 25. Although DiversityPlus Magazine chose to select 25 women, it was not an easy task. Each nominee is a remarkable DEI or supplier inclusion leader who has developed the right strategy for their respective organization. They are fearless champions of inclusion, who are developing world-class DEI and supplier diversity programs and leveraging their positions to also develop stronger workforce diversity initiatives. Their energy, refusal to let barriers stand in the way of progress, and belief in the power of supplier inclusion and DEI to create a better world for all is remarkable.

The editorial staff of DiversityPlus Magazine encourages all readers to read the bios and find inspiration for their own organizations - and also to congratulate the Women in Power Impacting Diversity for their leadership and success. The bios are meant to inspire other leaders and organizations to join the effort to make DEI and supplier inclusion personal and sustainable. Though there remains a need for significant progress, the top 25 women show the effort, dedication, and innovativeness it takes to overcome challenges.

DiversityPlus Magazine is published quarterly, and the core focus is on innovative trends and issues in Supplier Diversity, DEI, ESG, and Thought Leadership best practices. The magazine is issued in print and digital versions and has more than 151,000 readers in the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, China, Brazil, and the United States. DiversityPlus also offers a weekly newsletter, social media site, and blogs. Diversity Plus Magazine is an excellent source of information, ideas, and contacts for networking purposes.

For more information, contact the DiversityPlus Magazine or its editorial staff at 973-486-0142 ext. 705 or send an email to

Sl.# Name Title Company Name
1 Tamika Tutt Sr. Sourcing Manager & Supplier Diversity Alcon
2 Wande Leintu Principal of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Amazon
3 Anisha Jackson Supplier Diversity Manager American Family Insurance
4 Jacqueline Donaldson-Grey Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity Amtrak
5 Saken Khokhar Supplier Diversity Manager Boston Scientific
6 Erica Hill Vice President of Talent Acquisition CBRE
7 Kristin Malek Director of Business Diversity CDW
8 Monette Knapik Executive Director, Supplier Diversity CVS Health
9 Dee Knopp Executive Director Diversity Alliance for Science
10 Kimberly Coffman Manager, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Delta Air Lines
11 Karin Cozzi Senior Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Diversity DTE Energy
12 Lynn Torrel Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer Flex
13 Simone Ray Director, Corporate Procurement & Supplier Diversity Hilton
14 Debra Voss Global Manager, Diverse Business Solutions International Paper
15 Ingrid Beckles Manager of Supplier Diversity Mass General Brigham
16 Karmetria Burton Senior Director of Global Supply Chain, Business Diversity, Supplier Diversity, Corporate Strategy and Execution McDonald’s
17 Jodi Brockington Founder & Lead Consultant of NIARA Consulting; formerly Director of Diversity & Inclusion Sourcing for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation NIARA Consulting
18 Samantha Voreh Senior Director, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Novant Health
19 Carmen Deale Supplier Diversity Sr. Program Manager Office Depot
20 Theresa Jones Director of Supplier Diversity Protective Life Insurance
21 Edkedsha (KeeKee) Mathis Sr. Leader-Supplier Sustainability & Diversity Trane Technologies
22 Alexandra Tarmo Head of Partnerships & Social Procurement Unilever
23 Donna Ruff Manager Supplier Diversity & Development MUFG Union Bank
24 Faye Cheung Director, Head of Supplier Diversity Weight Watchers (WW)
25 Priscilla Wallace Head of Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Management Sustainability Wells Fargo
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