KPMAS Recognized as Most Inclusive Health Care Group for Minority Businesses


Kaiser Permanente prides itself on being a leader in equality and inclusion in the workplace, and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States (KPMAS) is no exception. In fact, we recently improved our leadership position in the supplier diversity arena. On Friday, May 13th, KPMAS was recognized as the Most Inclusive Health Care Group for Minority Businesses by the prestigious MD Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA).

KPMAS employee, Wande Diakite, Senior Sourcing and Supplier Diversity Consultant, was honored as an outstanding leader who is making strides in the minority community and received the award on behalf of KPMAS by Maryland Senator, Ben Cardin.

The award was presented at the 13th Annual MWMCA Spring Breakfast in Baltimore, which drew more than 1,800 government and county officials, senior executives, and leaders from highly respected public and private companies throughout the country.

Other honorees were leaders such as the Maryland Secretary of Commerce, R. Michael Gill, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Procurement, Cherri Branson, Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz, and more.

We continue to drive our Supplier Diversity agenda to a level second to none. This was made possible by the region’s overall support, and especially Marketing, Sales and Business Development’s efforts to make a difference while penetrating the minority community.

Congratulations to KPMAS on this achievement, and especially to Wande for all of her efforts to advance our mission-critical work on Supplier Diversity at Kaiser Permanente.

To watch videos from the event, click here.

Check out some photos below from the event. For more photos, click here and here.

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