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Business Diversity & Equity

About us

Who We Are:

The University of Washington Business Diversity Program (BDP) is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. The program ensures visibility to avenues of opportunity for the small, local, minority & women-owned, diverse business community. 

What We Do:

  • Seek to assure visibility of opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned businesses
  • Conduct business opportunity fairs and provide information on how to do business with the University
  • Provide training opportunities (Supplier Orientation) and educational workshops for businesses (Consulting & Business Development Center)
  • Support UW departments and schools/colleges in sourcing qualified businesses
  • Encourage the University's larger suppliers and contractors to develop and expand their commitments to business diversity with their suppliers and subcontractors
  • Recommend qualified businesses become certified as minority or women-owned business enterprises with the State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises