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Tuck Diversity Business Programs Welcomes New Board Members

By MBE Magazine Staff 
Last updated on September 9th, 2020 01:44 pm
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The Tuck Diversity Business Programs board has provided support to the programs and advised Tuck Executive Education on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship for many years. In 2020, as part of a celebration of the programs’ 40th anniversary, it added five new board members. 

Salvador Enriquez, supplier diversity manager, Wells Fargo

With more than 17 years of experience in supply chain management and business development, Salvador Enriquez joined Wells Fargo in 2016. Salvador is responsible for strategic program management in the company’s supplier diversity team. In this role, Enriquez is responsible for managing the Wells Fargo’s supplier diversity capacity-building programs. The goal of the capacity program is to grow diverse businesses while reaffirming the bank’s commitment to strengthening small and diverse businesses all over the U.S. In 2019, the capacity-building programs overseen by Enriquez trained more than 700 individuals from 40 states and Puerto Rico. Subject matter experts and professors from the top business schools in the country, like and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, teach Wells Fargo’s capacity-building programs. In 2019, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce honored Enriquez with the prestigious 2019 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award for his work with LGBT-owned businesses. In 2018, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Enriquez with their Corporate Advocate of the Year Award for his advocacy of Hispanic-owned business enterprises at Wells Fargo and beyond. 

Simone Jordan, head of community commerce, Sundial Brands

At Sundial Brands, a Unilever company and the maker of SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, MCJW Beauty, and Nyakio, Jordan oversees global corporate social responsibility strategy for the company, advising executive leadership on long-term strategy in creating sustainable impact for underserved communities in its supply chain, and consumer territories. Jordan leads her team in designing community-driven programs particularly focused on women’s entrepreneurship, education, and empowerment, and also guides the business’s strategic partnerships. Recently, she’s launched a $1 million relief fund to support entrepreneurs of color and small businesses, driven by SheaMoisture’s long-established Community Commerce purpose business model. Under the company’s Community Commerce model, Jordan has managed $7 million in investments throughout the U.S. and Africa. In addition to this work, Jordan also leads digital strategy across Sundial Brand’s social media and online platforms to amplify content for its purpose-driven business efforts and partnerships. 

Tiffany Keaton, program manager of supplier diversity, TIAA           

Tiffany Keaton is an entrepreneur, culture worker and creative engine who engages innovative solutions that center minority- and women-owned businesses as a natural and integral part of organizations.

At TIAA in Keaton identifies, develops, and connects viable business enterprises to the company’s procurement and sourcing process, and serves as internal consultant to advocate for using diverse businesses throughout the organization. Since 2017, Keaton has been responsible for working alongside leadership teams to draft new programs and resources, lead outreach efforts to various organizations, and collaborate across teams and departments to promote diversity within the supply chain. Recently, she was responsible for the program’s effective and efficient response to including global supply, an initiative that oversees and champions the inclusion of women-owned businesses in TIAA’s India markets.

Joining TIAA in 2015, Keaton has served on numerous business inclusion industry boards and associations such as National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, National Minority Supplier Development Council and USPAACC. 

Maria Prince, vice president of the NMSDC Academy, National Minority Supplier Development Council

Maria Prince is an accomplished supply chain professional with over 25 years of experience that includes accounting, operations, logistics, consulting, e-procurement, and strategic sourcing. Prince has spent her career leading and developing people, managing successful cross-functional teams, building relationships, and getting excellent results that improve profitability. She has industry experience in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, technology, and retail and has breadth of sourcing knowledge and best practice experience that she has leveraged throughout her career. Her international sourcing experience has allowed her to travel the globe working with diverse teams and supply chain partners.

Prince is currently following her passion and leveraging her experience by providing training, development, and support to minority business owners and the corporations who look to do business with them. She is able to leverage this experience as the new vice president of NMSDC Academy which provides programming, development, and services for minority business owners and corporate procurement and supplier diversity professionals. The Academy will also serve as the hub for best practices and research in the supplier development and diversity space.

Frances Brooks Taplett T’08, chief people officer, The Broad Institute

At the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Frances Brooks Taplett T’08, leads the human resources team with an empathetic approach, and is focused on developing strategies built on metrics, accountability, and enabling the best science.

Taplett T’08 spent 12 years as an HR executive and consulting partner at Boston Consulting Group, advising major organizations, including life science, energy, and engineering companies, non-profit organizations, and education institutions. In that role, she leveraged qualitative and quantitative data to increase employee engagement and improve diversity and inclusion efforts.