Edkedsha (KeeKee) Mathis is the Sr. Leader-Supplier Sustainability & Diversity for Trane Technologies. She has a deep belief that supplier diversity must be embedded in the company’s purpose and strategies, which requires top-down leadership with an inclusive mindset, aimed at listening well and responding to the needs of a variety of stakeholders. KeeKee attributes the company’s successful supplier diversity program to the fact that Trane Technologies purpose is to boldly challenge what is possible for a sustainable world. That purpose shows up throughout the company in the way leaders have made cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment a priority, a well-defined supplier diversity program with measurable impact and, a deliberate passionate focus on advancing diverse-owned businesses.
There are many things that make KeeKee proud of her work, especially working for a company whose leadership principles align with her personal values about the importance of diversity and social justice.And while she recognizes there is still work to be done, she’s proud to be a part of the work to positively shift business for diverse suppliers and elevate their individual and collective economic success. Supplier Diversity is in alignment with the organization’s Purpose, Strategy, and Leadership Principles, and leadership is in full support of pursuing equity in the community and building the economic viability of minority and diverse entrepreneurs.