Theresa Harrison

Theresa Harrison, Director of Supplier Diversity, Ernst & Young and Chair, WBENC Corporate Membership and Revenue Generation

Theresa Harrison, Director of Supplier Diversity, Ernst & Young and Chair, WBENC Corporate Membership and Revenue Generation

Theresa Harrison is the Director of Supplier Diversity at Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y), a global leader in professional services.  As a WBENC Board member she is also Chair of the Corporate Membership and Revenue Generation Committee which is at the core of WBENC's growth strategy.  A passionate WBENC champion, Theresa believes in attracting a membership that is committed to the success of WBENC and understands the long term benefits of a thriving supplier diversity program among Corporate Members and WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises.

Over the years, Theresa has driven this effort on the former Development Committee which she has chaired and co-chaired.  Over time she has led the generation of actionable ideas to enhance WBENC's membership and fund-raising strategies, set them on track for implementation, and created measurement strategies.  The Corporate Membership and Revenue Generation Committee has developed a one-stop dashboard for viewing metrics of membership and fundraising events.  Theresa has also been an enthusiastic supporter of the Ambassadors Program now being led by Laura Taylor.

Theresa joined E&Y in June of 2004.  Working collaboratively with the cross-functional supplier diversity team; she is responsible for the development and implementation of the E&Y supplier diversity initiative as well as the internal and external promotion of this initiative.  Her responsibilities include identifying qualified minority and women-owned suppliers, and ensuring that they are given an opportunity to compete for E&Y business.

Theresa also sits on the Board of the NY/NJ Minority Business Development Council and Diversity Information Resources.

She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Top 40 under 40 honoree by The Network Journal; one of the "100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity" by Women's Enterprise Magazine in 2006 and 2008; Advocate of the Year in 2000 for the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA); 2003 Volunteer of the Year for WBEA; 2005 Corporate Advocate of the Year for WBEA; and the  2006 Leadership Award by the Selective Corporate Internship Program.