About Us


Our Mission: 

We proactively engage with and support the University of Washington's commitment to creating a diverse business environment.

Our Vision: 

The University of Washington will utilize businesses whose ownership is representative of our diverse and local community. 

What We Do:

  • Seeks to assure equality of opportunity for small, minority, and women-owned businesses
  • Conducts business opportunity fairs and provides information on how to do business with the University
  • Provides training opportunities and educational forums for businesses
  • Supports UW departments and schools/colleges in sourcing qualified businesses
  • Encourages the University's larger suppliers and contractors to develop and expand their commitment to business diversity with their suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Recommends qualified businesses become certified as minority or women business enterprises with the State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

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