How I can help you

The value I can bring to SCORE Clients is as follows and is focused on governement, private and public sector contracting:

1) How to do business with the government, private and public sectors?

2) How to leverage Supplier Diversity, Small Business, Minority/Women Business Enterprise and Disadvantage Busineess Enterprise Programs?

3) How and Why - Obtaining Small/Local Business desingations, Minority or Women Business Enterpris certification, and Disadvantage Business Enterprise certification.

4) How to write a compelling capabilities statement? 

In addition, I can assist SCORE Clients with establishing and sustaining a value-driven  equity, diversity and inclusion program that addresses the following areas:

1) Customers/Clients

2) Workforce 

3) Workplace 

4) Community 

5) Supplier Diversity 

 

Towanda R. Livingston is a successful and award-winning Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Supplier Diversity Executive.  She is one of the most innovative thought equity, inclusion and supplier diversity leader of this era. She has been essential in developing, implementing and institutionalizing various diversity initiatives that range from communication, workforce, workplace to supplier/business and community outreach. She possesses over 25 years of solid hands-on advocacy, diversity and inclusion, economic development, strategic, business, business/professional coaching, marketing, sales and customer service experience which has successfully grew and sustained diversity and inclusion programs.  The breadth and depth of her experience with advocacy, strategic planning and implementation of sustainable economic development, business development, diversity, inclusion and equity programs has been extremely valuable to her stakeholders and those lucky enough to procure her services. Towanda is an expert “Activational” life and business coach and consultant; also, she is an international “Activational” public speaker and author.

“Either by inspiration or desperation you will be PUSHED into your PURPOSE.” ~ Towanda R. Livingston

From July 2018 to September 2019, Towanda was the Senior Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity for the City of Philadelphia.  She served as the primary Leader in implementing and overseeing inclusion-related programs that are guided by the City of Philadelphia’s legislative mandates and requirements.  Formerly, the Director of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (OSDI), Towanda, was an Executive at WSSC from November 2006 to November 2017.  In 2017, Towanda hit the $1 Billion mark; meaning during her career at WSSC 2006 through 2017 she has been integral to over $1 Billion in payments to MWBE Firms and Small Local Businesses.  Prior to WSSC, Towanda served in various progressive roles at PECO Energy/Exelon Corporation. She has won numerous awards and accolades over her career; and has volunteered numerous hours to community-based organizations that are dedicated to women and children causes.  

Competencies: 

  • Program/Project Management
  • Program Administrator
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • ERP/ERM Inclusion Management                   
  • Contract Compliance/Governance
  • Strategic Sourcing Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Affirmative Action/Civil Rights/Remedial Program Management
  • Supplier Diversity Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Leader
  • Expert Practitioner
  • Ethical Leader
  • Procurement Leader
  • Excellent Customer Experience Skills
  • Civil Rights Act Titles IV, VI, VII, and IX

•          Supplier Relationship Management

  • Supplier Development
  • Outreach/Event Management  
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Program Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Consensus Builder
  • Influencer
  • Organizational Awareness/Development
  • Finance Management
  • Operational Management
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Change Management

 

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications

Industry Experience
  • Professional & Business Services

Education

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification • Society for Human Resources Management/Human Capital Institute • November 14, 2017-2020

The Philadelphia Urban League’s Leadership Institute Certification Program • The Philadelphia Urban League • Philadelphia, PA • June 2002

MBA/MSM • Rosemont College • Rosemont, PA • May, 2002

Masters of Business Administration and the Science of Leadership

Paralegal Certification • The Philadelphia Institute of Paralegal Training Certification • Philadelphia, Pa • May, 1993

B.A. • Temple University • Philadelphia, PA • February, 1993

Bachelors of Arts & Science – Criminal Justice

H.S. Diploma • Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls • Philadelphia, PA

General Studies


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert - Supplier Diversity Expert

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone