The Women’s Business Council – Southwest works hard to provide valuable programming to connect our women-owned businesses with opportunities to grow their businesses. We are able to achieve this with the support of our sponsors.

Today we are highlighting one of our Champion Circle Gold Sponsors, PepsiCo, and how they value and maintain supplier diversity.  

PepsiCo is committed to developing a robust supplier base.  

Supplier diversity is an integral part of their goal of being the best in the industry. They remain committed to increasing their spend with business enterprises across all diverse cohorts. These cohorts include but are not limited to, ethnic minorities, women, differently-abled, U.S. veterans, U.S. service disabled-veterans, and LGBT+ suppliers. 

In 2020, PepsiCo’s diverse supplier spend was more than $1.6 billion in the United States. This includes Tier 2 spend reported by non-diverse suppliers, further demonstrating PepsiCo's commitment to expanding engagement of diverse suppliers in our supply chain.

PepsiCo is a proud sponsor of WBENCPitch. 

WBENCPitch is a female entrepreneur-focused pitch competition held in conjunction with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENCPitch features a series of pitch competitions and educational sessions to help women business enterprises hone their business pitch, gain meaningful exposure, and compete for grants and other prizes to invest in their business.

PepsiCo develops and maintains strong partnerships with advocacy organizations that identify and develop diverse suppliers. Find out more about PepsiCo’s other partnerships and involvement here.

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PepsiCo is constantly evaluating and evolving opportunities to grow and continue their work with advocacy groups, and look forward to enhancing relationships with these organizations as they seek to further the capacity building and development of diverse-owned businesses.

PepsiCo encourages certified, diverse suppliers who can bring innovation and value to the supply chain to register in the supplier portal. This portal also serves as a way for PepsiCo employees to review the capabilities of registered suppliers and reach out to them directly. In addition, PepsiCo leverages its membership advocacy groups to seek out and meet prospective diverse suppliers.