Indiana Diverse Supplier Certifications [443 words]

Lead at Any Level® is proud to announce its diverse supplier certifications as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in

certificate recognizing Lead at Any Level LLC as a DBE and ACDBE in the State of Indiana
Lead at Any Level® is recognized as a certified DBE and ACDBE in the State of Indiana.

the State of Indiana. This recognition allows women-owned companies like Lead at Any Level®, as well as minority-owned companies, to compete with larger, more established firms when seeking contracts with the State of Indiana. In addition, government contractors can meet their own supplier diversity goals by hiring companies with DBE and ACDBE diverse supplier certifications.

“I am excited about the opportunities we’ll have to work with the State of Indiana and the ecosystem of firms that have contracts with the state,” said Lead at Any Level®’s CEO, Amy C. Waninger. “Our training programs can help those organizations build diverse leadership bench strength for a sustainable competitive advantage.”

About Indiana Diverse Supplier Certifications

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is the sole certifying agency for the DBE/ACDBE programs in the state of Indiana. These certifications allow a firm to participate as a DBE on contracts with funding through FHWA, FAA, or the FTA. To qualify, a firm must meet two sets of objective criteria, complete a lengthy application process, and undergo an on-site audit by trained government personnel.

Criteria 1: Ownership Requirements

The firm must be at least 51 percent owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (women and/or ethnic minorities) who:

  • Are US citizens or permanent residents
  • Possess expertise in the field
  • Control the daily business operations
  • Fall below personal net worth thresholds

Criteria 2: Business Size Requirements

A small business, as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA), which means:

  • The firm’s average annual gross receipts may not exceed Small Business Administration size standards
  • In any case, a firm’s gross receipts may not exceed a $23,980,000 average over the previous three fiscal years

Lead at Any Level®’s Other Certifications

Lead at Any Level® is proud to participate in a number of supplier diversity certification programs.

  • In September 2018, Lead at Any Level® was recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (GLWBC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
  • The following month, the company received certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
  • In July 2019, Lead at Any Level® was certified under the Buy Indiana Initiative, which sets a goal for state agencies to procure 90 cents ($.90) of each dollar from Indiana businesses. The company qualified due to its status as a business whose principal place of business is located in Indiana.
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Amy C. Waninger Author Bio

Amy C. Waninger is the Founder & CEO of Lead at Any Level, where she improves employee engagement and retention for companies that promote from within. Amy offers assessments, advisory services, and training on essential skills for inclusive leaders. She is the author of eight books. Learn more at

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3 responses to “Indiana Diverse Supplier Certifications [443 words]”
  1. […] expanded our pool of suppliers. Disruptions to global supply chains have forced some companies to diversify locally. Clients and customers may demand that we leverage diverse-owned and small businesses to comply […]

  2. […] Owned Small Business (WOSB), and LGBT Business Enterprise. We also hold certifications with the Indiana Department of Transportation and recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses […]

  3. […] Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) since […]

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