Supplier Diversity Program

Our Commitment

Williams & Connolly recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values, and we dedicate ourselves to ingraining these values in everything we do. Part of this commitment involves supporting diverse businesses, which include minority, women, disabled, LGBTQIA+, and veteran-owned entities. Engagement with diverse suppliers furthers our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and strengthens our ties to the communities we serve.

Who Is Eligible?

Our supplier diversity program recognizes businesses that are at least 51% owned by a historically underrepresented group such as:

  • Black/African American
  • Latinx/Hispanic
  • Asian American
  • Native American
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Women
  • Disabled
  • Veterans

Profile Submission

We like to consider diverse suppliers whenever possible. If your business would like to be considered by Williams & Connolly, please email the following information to SupplierDiversity@wc.com:

  • Business name
  • Contact name
  • Address, city, state, and zip code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Business ownership [include all that apply] (at least 51% owned by Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBTQIA+, Women, Disabled, or Veterans)
  • Certification as a diversity owned business (if applicable)
  • Brief overview of your company background, goods/services offered, and company size

Submitting your company’s information to the firm does not guarantee you will receive business, but if you are an eligible diverse supplier, your information will be added to our supplier database. We will contact your business should an opportunity arise in which your goods and services match our needs.

Supplier.io

Williams & Connolly uses the Supplier.io Explorer database to find diverse companies to fulfill our business needs. While submitting your information to us is beneficial, registering with a system like Supplier.io allows other companies using the service to potentially build a relationship with your organization. If you would like more information about this process, please visit the Supplier.io website.

FAQs

How can my business register with Williams & Connolly?
Businesses can join our diverse supplier list by sending an email to SupplierDiversity@wc.com. In the email, please include the following: business name, contact name, address, phone number, email address, diversity category (see Who is eligible?), certification if applicable, and an overview of your business services.

Do I need a business certification to qualify for the Supplier Diversity program?
No, your business does not need formal certification to register with our program. However, if you have certification as a diversity owned business, other companies may be able to find your business more easily when they are searching for a diverse supplier.
 
Does registration guarantee use of my services?
No, we cannot guarantee that registration will generate business from our firm. Registration places you among the businesses we will consider when searching for a supplier to meet our needs.

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