The Women’s Business Council – Southwest works hard to provide valuable programming to connect our women-owned businesses with opportunities to grow their businesses. This is something we can’t do without the support of our sponsors. Over the next few months, we will highlight our Champion Circle Platinum Sponsors, and bring you some information about their supplier diversity programs.

We spoke with Grace Hastings, Supplier Diversity Manager at Oncor, about Oncor's supplier diversity program and insights to working with Oncor as a WBE. .

Supplier diversity strengthens our dedication to consumer communities. 

Oncor champions a progressive supplier diversity initiative that has the endorsement and support of the highest levels of the Oncor management team.  Through partnerships with the Women’s Business Council – Southwest and other diversity business organizations, Oncor actively works to identify diverse businesses to participate in sourcing opportunities and ultimately the supply chain.  Diverse businesses that are part of this supply chain bring solutions and value that make Oncor a stronger company that can deliver safe and reliable service to customers.

"Oncor's commitment to supplier diversity has resulted in consecutive year over year growth in utilization of diverse suppliers.- Grace Hastings - Supplier Diversity Manager, Oncor

Ongoing effort to increase our diverse supplier base and build capacity of diverse suppliers continues to have a positive economic impact on the communities Oncor serves.  The program has also helped to grow companies from small businesses into larger companies that are true business partners with Oncor and are aligned with our commitment to excellence. 

Oncor's main resource to find certified WBE suppliers in the Women's Business Council - Southwest.

WBCS membership database provides access to currently certified companies as well as the business and industry information that is needed when we are looking to include additional diverse suppliers in sourcing opportunities. 

Certified WBEs should research Oncor’s website and understand our business and culture.  When they are at procurement focused events hosted by the WBCS, use the networking opportunity to meet Oncor’s sourcing team and come to the table with solutions and an understanding of our business needs.

Oncor has a registration portal to capture information about interested suppliers.