Meetings for this program take place virtually and use video conferencing to connect EMSDC and SCMSDC’s Cohorts with Aramark ERGs, SMEs, and University Professors throughout the 6-month program. Upon Cohort completion, the Cohort will participate in a graduation ceremony and receive a certificate award.
The cohort consists of Aramark Employee Resource Group (ERG) representatives serving as Executive Coaches and SMEs, along with Class III, IV, and Corporate Plus members* who are MBEs serving as Mentors, and MBEs in the food & beverage, hospitality, and facilities industries who serve as the Mentees.
*Corporate Plus® is an unprecedented membership program for NMSDC-certified minority businesses of the highest caliber. The Corporate Plus® members have demonstrated their capacity to execute national contracts for major corporations. NMSDC national corporate members nominate MBEs for this designation, which elevates their profile among national corporate members and facilitates the MBEs broader participation throughout the NMSDC network.