Increasing our business with minority- and women-owned companies means: Allocating resources to support procurement decisions.  Training our employees to actively cultivate productive relationships with diverse businesses.  Partnering with diverse organizations to get the message out.  It means creating supplier diversity traction so results happen.


Supplier Diversity is a key aspect of Harley-Davidson’s business strategy. By engaging diverse suppliers, we are able to create a more competitive supply base as well as stimulate economic development. - Michelle Kumbier, SVP Product Development Administration

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Business Development Program

Full-throttle know-how

Through our partnership with local and national organizations, Harley-Davidson provides scholarships to minority and female executives seeking to enhance their business management expertise. Scholarship recipients attend intensive educational programs conducted at some of the nation's most distinguished institutions, including:

  • Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College)
  • Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University)

The programs combine business theory along with practical application and offer opportunities to learn from fellow entrepreneurs and top educators.


Harley-Davidson is proud to be a member of these organizations which are dedicated to promoting diversity:


  • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)


  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HCC)
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMDBC)
  • MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council (MAMBDC)
  • Minority Supplier Development Council of PA-NJ-DE (MSDC-PANJDE)
  • The Business Council / Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  • Wisconsin Supplier Development Council (WSDC)

In addition, we participate in several business development events including:

  • NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Fair
  • WBENC National Conference & Business Fair