2021 Top 25 Diversity Change Leaders Continue Progress in Difficult Times

Kavy Lenon Leads Supplier Diversity at Meijer and Asian American Communities Externally

Kavy Lenon is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Meijer, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 257 supercenters and grocery stores and employs an estimated 72,500 team members across the Midwest. In addition to her work, Kavy is a leader in the West Michigan Asian American community.

Since joining the team in January 2021, she is responsible for leveraging her extensive experience to help build the Meijer Supplier Diversity program to reflect the company’s values of inclusion, dignity and respect. She led several events targeting diverse communities, which resulted in the procurement of numerous diverse suppliers across business functions, including in merchandising, construction and logistics. Kavy serves as an internal advocate and educator for diverse businesses, guiding them to success and clearing paths for them along the way. Her work ensures all Meijer customers, team members and communities feel represented by the products on the retailer’s shelves and the businesses with which it partners.

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