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Diverse Supplier Development

MetLife has been a founding partner of the Emerging Young Entrepreneur (EYE) program since 2015 and has remained involved as program sponsorship has spread to several industries. EYE supports a pipeline of minority millennial entrepreneurs to become certified, innovative and successful business entrepreneurs with an interactive pre- and post-conference curriculum, along with five days of hands-on training and practical application. Entrepreneurs tackle important business issues as they move through assessments, think tanks, feasibility and execution stages of new venture creation. In 2019, 60% of program entrepreneurs won new business resulting from EYE program coaching, networking and access to partner corporations.

For more information, visit the Emerging Young Entrepreneur Program.

 

Academic Partnerships

Since 2007, MetLife has sponsored diverse business owners at executive education programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. These programs are designed to provide CEOs of certified Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprises with tools and skills to achieve and sustain growth and increase business capacity, operations, and leadership.

To learn more about the qualifications, email metlifesupplierdiversity@metlife.com

Success Stories

EnPointe IT Solutions

Supplier Highlight:

The Artcraft Group, dba Artcraft Promotional Concepts

Artcraft’s mission is to build brands with promotional marketing campaigns that mitigate environmental impact while delivering high returns. The company’s decades of experience in design, sourcing, manufacturing, production, and logistics provides a unique look into the product journey, generating a P.O.W.E.R. (Promotional Options with Environmental Responsibility) index score ranging from 0 to 100 and providing a basis to compare products. The proprietary process is based on approximately 75 carefully selected criteria to generate product selections that significantly mitigate environmental damage. MetLife has been working with Artcraft for over 10 years. The POWER process enables us to purchase more environmentally friendly giveaways for events, and ensure our employee recognition awards are sustainably sourced and responsibly made.