Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

2020 CVS Health Supplier Diversity in Merchandising Program

CVS Health is kicking off their 2020 Supplier Diversity in Merchandising Program. This program aims to provide equitable yet mutually beneficial merchandising opportunities for diverse owned businesses to compete for valuable and limited space on CVS Health store shelves!

Please submit a 90-second Video Pitch showcasing your product and why you feel it would be a great fit within our CVS Health Retail Stores.


Categories Needed:

  • Feminine Care
  • Women’s Wellness
  • Sexual Health
  • Baby Care
  • Skin Care
  • Active Nutrition
  • Hair Care
  • First Aid
  • Health Foods

CVS Health & RWU Executive Learning Series Program application closes Friday, April 24th

The Supplier Diversity Team of CVS Health is pleased to share that the CVS Health & RWU Executive Learning Series Program application is open for MBEs. The current deadline for the application, is Friday, April 24th, 2020.


The benefits of the CVS Health & Roger Williams Executive Learning Series include:

  1. Selected leaders will become immersed in a curriculum that is designed to help expand their business capacity, professional skill level, and growth potential in critical areas.
  2. Students will gain practical experience, including the opportunity to respond to a sample Request for Proposal (RFP) and be mentored by RWU Instructors as Executive Coaches as well as CVS Health Procurement Professionals.

We would also like to share some additional benefits and a testimonial from a previous student!

Additional Benefits:

  1. CVS Health’s Supplier Diversity team will be available for support and introductions both behind the scenes and during on-site events.
  2. Participants will have the opportunity to join peers to form a mutually supportive and lasting network.

Here is what a previous graduate had to say:

“The learnings from the CVS Executive Learning Series was incredibly powerful and will make a big difference as we continue to move forward in either pivoting into new industries and/or pursuing key clients…I enjoyed not only the material covered but the relationship and friendship that I now share with my fellow cohorts.  It’s amazing the way CVS selected because there are synergies based on our collective capabilities and I am pursuing discussions with some, where I think we can go after significant business to deliver on the supplier diversity mission – economic impact in our communicates.” – Betty Manetta, President & CEO of Argent Associates, Inc.

We hope that this program will bring something positive for the chosen suppliers to look forward to during these difficult times.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Supplier Diversity team!

Gianna Vallante | Advisor, Supplier Diversity – Enterprise Procurement

(401) 770-5516| f (401) 287-0234 | Gianna.Vallante@CVSHealth.com

CVS Health & Roger Williams University 6th Annual Executive Learning Series – Application released April 1st

The CVS Health Supplier Diversity Team is kicking off their 6th Annual Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers in partnership with Roger Williams University College. This year’s program will begin on June 11th, 2020, and as in previous years, will consist of a combination of in-person classes, executive coaching, and online learning.

The application for diverse suppliers will be released on Wednesday, April 1st and will close on Friday, April 24th.  Selected participants will be notified during the week of May 18th.