At MasterCard, we believe firmly that one of the best ways to address the diverse needs of the global marketplace is by ensuring that the demographics of our suppliers reflect those of our customers. For this reason and our continued support of entrepreneurial spirit, MasterCard has been sponsoring numerous executives from top performing minority and women business enterprises to attend week-long executive programs at Northwestern University and Dartmouth College since 2004. We are also proud to contribute to the Dorothy B. Brothers Executive Scholarship program, which provides minority and women business owners funding to attend programs at prestigious business schools.
A recent attendee of the WBENC-Tuck executive program, Julie Eggers, COO of Jupiter Consulting, says “Because of Tuck’s high level of commitment to education, our company has the tools necessary to grow our business and to significantly increase our ability to compete in a diverse procurement market.” Sponsored suppliers such as Jupiter Consulting have potential to grow, hire employees and impact the communities where they do business. By offering educational opportunities, MasterCard strengthens relationships with diverse suppliers and provides opportunities for growth.