Eyvon C. Austin

Eyvon C. Austin
Global Supplier Diversity Director

The Coca-Cola Company

Eyvon has been with The Coca-Cola Company since 2003 and is responsible for promoting and increasing the inclusion of diverse suppliers throughout the Company’s global supply chain. A professional with over 17 years of experience of minority and women business project management, Eyvon has a successful track record of adding value through innovative business relations and enhancing the Company's brand through partnerships with key leaders and diverse business organizations. She is a well-known professional with high ethical business standards and great communications skills. An advocate internally and externally, Eyvon’s commitment to developing relationships with diverse suppliers and key stakeholders has contributed to Coca-Cola’s success in supplier diversity. Through diverse supplier identification & development and collaboration with procurement commodity teams & business partners, she creates advocacy among Coca-Cola associates (including category leaders, business leaders & stakeholders). Eyvon is actively involved in the Company’s 5by20 Global Initiative to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020 and is a past participant in Coca-Cola’s Women in Leadership Program, which is designed to provide key female talent an opportunity for accelerated development. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Eyvon was Supplier Diversity Administrator with United Space Alliance (USA), the former primary space operations contractor for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

 

Eyvon serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifying organization for women business enterprises and is the Vice-Chair of the Global Programs Committee.  She is also very active in other community and service organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Girl Scouts of America, and The United Way.   Eyvon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tougaloo College and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration & Policy Analysis from The University of South Florida.  She resides in Atlanta with her husband and daughter.

 

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