MillerKnoll Earns “Best in Class” Excellence in Supplier Diversity

L-R: Angela Henderson, Supply Chain Strategy & Business Office Director at Ford Motor Company and President of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council; Lynn Garrison, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity at MillerKnoll; and Michelle Richards, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Honors MillerKnoll’s “Best in Class” work in supporting diversity across their supplier network

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council awarded MillerKnoll the Excellence in Supplier Diversity “Best in Class” award for 2023 – the highest-level award given. This award honor corporate members who have successfully integrated supplier diversity into their business practices and have excelled in all categories surveyed, including WBE spend, WBE capacity building, and advocacy of women-owned businesses.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged again by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council,” said Lynn Garrison, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity at MillerKnoll. “Our team works hard to ensure our network of suppliers is rich in diversity, and that shines through in moments of recognition like these.”

The MillerKnoll Supplier Diversity team creates and activates proven successful strategies to leverage diverse suppliers for MillerKnoll. The team seeks to continuously improve Supplier Diversity spending by advocating on behalf of Diverse Business Owners to increase equity within the supply chain and dealer networks.

“Diversity is at the core of every aspect of MillerKnoll’s business,” Cheryl Kern, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at MillerKnoll. “I’m grateful for the work of our Supplier Diversity team who are maintaining excellent relationships with our diverse suppliers and making new connections to ensure MillerKnoll is bringing in new partnerships, innovations, and talent.”

MillerKnoll Supplier Diversity team and colleagues at the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Conference & Awards.
MillerKnoll Supplier Diversity Team (L-R): Lynn Garrison, Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity; Shawn Perdue, Supplier Diversity Program Manager; and Kelly Weibel, Supplier Diversity Program Manager.

More on the “Best in Class” Award

The “Best in Class” award is the highest ranking that companies from Michigan and Indiana can receive in the supplier diversity category. This is the second year the company has received the award since Herman Miller and Knoll combined as MillerKnoll in July 2021. Previously, Herman Miller was first honored in 2016 and has maintained Best-in-Class status since 2019.

MillerKnoll’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity

MillerKnoll is committed to working with and creating opportunities for diverse and underrepresented businesses (Black-, Asian Indian-, Asian Pacific-, Hispanic-, and Native-American; Women-, Disabled-, Veteran-, Service-Disabled Veteran-, HUBZone-, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender-owned) to deliver innovative, value-added solutions for their business and customers.

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About MillerKnoll

MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. The MillerKnoll brand portfolio includes Herman Miller, Knoll, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, Design Within Reach, Edelman, Geiger, HAY, Holly Hunt, Knoll Textiles, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, Muuto, NaughtOne, and Spinneybeck|FilzFelt. MillerKnoll is an unparalleled platform that redefines modern for the 21st century by building a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for all.