2022 Top 25 Leaders in Supplier Inclusion, DEI Named

Erica Hill at CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Champions Diversity in Recruiting


Erica Hill, now Vice President of Talent Acquisition at CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions was previously CBRE’s first Global Vice President of Supplier, Equity & Inclusion. A key to success in supplier diversity (SD) at CBRE is the integration of supplier diversity into the company’s comprehensive business strategy.

Erica names the success factors for a global SD program as leadership commitment, shared goals, accessible resources and training, strong advocacy partnerships, community engagement, and procurement policies supporting the integration of SD into sourcing and procurement. As a global program, Erica also adds the importance of respecting the laws and cultural norms of each country, as well as developing a network of supplier diversity champions.

Recognizing the difficulty diverse suppliers face in gaining an equitable opportunity to compete for business at large companies, Erica implemented a strategic framework for supplier diversity, adding intentionality to creating opportunities for diverse businesses. She is proud of CBRE’s definitive actions to advance equity for diverse suppliers. These include a public commitment to increase spending with diverse suppliers to $3 billion by 2025. CEO, Executive Committee, and employee involvement have created top-down and bottom-up support across all organizational levels.


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