NGLCC Board Chair | Senior Manager of Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, BMO Harris Bank(she/her/hers)
Carol Attak is the chair of the NGLCC Board of Directors and the Senior Manager of Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at BMO Harris Bank.
Previously, Carol served as Regional Sales Director at ASAP Solutions Group, and prior to that, was a Senior Account Executive at CVM Solutions (a Kroll Company), the premier provider of global supplier management services that enable clients to achieve operational excellence, drive cost savings, ensure supplier diversity program compliance and mitigate supplier risk. CVM’s comprehensive supplier database and innovative technology provide truly unique capabilities for supplier monitoring and management. With vast supplier intelligence, deep experience and customer-focused results, CVM has helped more than half of the Fortune 100 to realize tangible benefits in their supplier diversity initiatives.
Prior to Carol’s role at CVM, she was the Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Accenture. During her 13 year tenure at Accenture, Carol was responsible for helping excel Accenture’s Supplier Diversity Program toward a world-class process. She led the rollout of key components of Accenture’s program including an enterprise-wide supplier management system, a diversity spend tracking system for corporate and government customers, and Accenture’s 2nd Tier tracking system and played a critical role in elevating the role of supplier diversity in the Accenture procurement process.
Carol helped lead the growth and expansion of Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program, an industry leading mentorship program in which Accenture matches diverse suppliers with a senior executive to act as their one-on-one mentor to help build the capacity of their businesses as well as learn more about and navigate a large organization like Accenture. Carol also managed the curriculum for the quarterly training symposia of this 18-month program, providing invaluable knowledge capital and exposure to Accenture leaders throughout the business. Through DSDP, Accenture has mentored 70 diverse businesses and continues to increase the focus on collaboration among the protégé companies by challenging them to explore ways in which they can partner with one another.
Carol has been an active leader in advancing Supplier Diversity goals and initiatives. She currently serves as the Chair of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Procurement Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Supplier Diversity Group, was an active member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Professional Services Industry group. Carol has also served on the Global Business Committee under the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In March 2012, Carol was nominated by the NGLCC and recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, under the President’s "Winning the Future Across America" initiative, for her outstanding entrepreneurial mentorship, counseling and training.
Prior to this role, Carol was a procurement specialist and was responsible for streamlining processes to increase operational effectiveness of Accenture’s US Procurement contracting process.
Prior to joining Accenture, Carol worked as a paralegal, reporting to the General Counsel of an equipment leasing company in the Chicago area.
Carol has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Miami University, Ohio and is also a paralegal certified with honors from Roosevelt University.