Fort Worth recognized for Minority Business Enterprise support
The City of Fort Worth received two prestigious awards for supporting Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The awards were presented by the Dallas-Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council at the E Awards 2020 virtual gala on December 10th.
For the second time, the city is named one of the top 40 companies in north-central Texas for best practices. Christina Brooks, Chief Diversity Officer, was named Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year in a press release.
The E Awards stand for excellence and are recognized as the premier event in North Texas recognizing the leadership role of Buying Entity (corporate and public sector) for their successful contributions to the inclusion and use of minority businesses. The winner or nominee for the AD / FW MSDC E Award for Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year is positive recognition for Brooks and the City of Fort Worth
Buy those who buy us recognizes best practices that have achieved real results with certified MBEs, and encourages others to incorporate best practices into their supplier diversity programs. These findings provide insights into MBE capacity building, advocacy for internal discussions, and training.
Implement multilevel programs, expand spending outside of traditional sourcing areas, and more.
Brooks came to the city of Fort Worth in November 2019. She heads the new Diversity and Inclusion Department, formerly known as the Human Relations Unit of the City Manager’s Office.
The department is responsible for promoting the equity of minority and women-owned businesses in the procurement of goods and services, as well as fairness in the provision of all community services. The department also enforces various civil rights laws, promotes cultural awareness, and supports the Human Relations Commission through its staff.