Recap : Google Supplier Diversity X Twin Cities

On Thursday, February 27th 2020, The Activate Network hosted a Fireside chat with Google Supplier Diversity's Program manager, Abiola EisapeThis event took place at The Coven There were so many business owners (mostly women of color) who came out to experience this rare opportunity that happened last week in Minnesota. 

Photo credit : Fatou Jome
Eisape discussed how Google is interested in connecting with more minority business owners. Also, how to join the Google Supplier Diversity  internal database, eligibility, and benefits.

If you are in the Twin Cities and you are reading this blog post, this is an opportunity to excel in 2020. If your business fall within the following categories: graphic designers, consultants, photographers, animators, videographers, coaches, digital strategists and marketing experts, social media managers, thoughtful gift-makers and etcThen, you would need to apply for Google Supplier Diversity

According to Eisape, this is a simple application process. However to be eligible, you need to be a U.S. based organization and no certification is required.

What is Google Supplier Diversity Program ?

Diversity program is designed to connect more minority: women of color, veteran, persons with disabilities, and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities within Google, while helping them grow online.

How to Register

  • Apply with your business information here. [Be very specific and clear about the kind of product and/or service your business provide].
  • Google will follow up with you via email with a status update within two weeks of receiving your application
  • Once your business is approved, you will be listed in Google supplier database
  • Any Google employee can contact you for projects
  • Receive access to Google tools, training and discounts for small businesses like yours.


  • Your business will be listed in Google internal supplier database.
  • An opportunity to apply to the Digital Excellence Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (scholarships from Google available to selected suppliers)
  • $100 credit for investing $25 in Google AdWords
  • Google will pay you to work with them.

If you have any other question about this event contact The Activate Network.

Written by HJ
Photo Credit by Fatou Jome & The Activate Network

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