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Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Pictured: Greenville Chamber’s Nika White presented with the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council MBE Advocate of the Year AwardPictured from Left to Right: Dallas Simmons (Dominion), Tabitha Bowan (Lowe’s), Nika White and Andrew Grier (Duke Energy)

Nika White has recently received two special honors for her work as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at the Greenville Chamber. The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council has named her MBE Advocate of the Year, and the national Diversity MBA Magazine has named her a Top 100 Under 50 Executive.

Chamber President/CEO Carlos Phillips notes, “Having an accomplished, regionally and nationally recognized Team member in the space of diversity and inclusion sets our Chamber and our community apart and strides ahead of most. Nika is truly an expert in this area and we celebrate these great accolades with her.”

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council MBE Advocate of the Year
White was recognized as MBE Advocate of the Year at the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’s (CVMSDC) Annual Business Opportunity Conference Awards Dinner in Charlotte, NC on Monday August 8th.

The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. provides support for minority owned businesses, develops mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members, and promotes minority business development.

As part of CVMSDC’s ongoing effort to realize its mission and celebrate the successes, the Carolinas-Virginia MSDC Annual Award dinner serves as an opportunity to give special recognition to corporate/organizational members. The awards are based on nominations from certified MBEs and/or CVMSDC corporate members, and judging is based on mentorship, active pursuit of opportunity creation, community awareness/involvement, and the volume of business currently conducted with Carolinas-Virginia MSDC MBEs. Learn more at

Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Executive
The national Diversity MBA Magazine named White a Top 100 Under 50 Executive. This group of leaders was selected by the magazine from a broad spectrum of business entities. The honorees are chosen from a pool of 282 nominees by a select panel of judges, with no repeats from previous years.

“This year’s 100 honorees are a unique group because they are a part of the exclusive1000 honorees recognized for leadership over the past decade. Diversity MBA is also celebrating 10 years of diversity achievement,” says McElvane.

Diversity MBAs Top 100 list is like none other. It is a strategic leadership recognition that embodies higher education, workplace inclusion and community commitment. The honorees are identified and supported by company and community leaders.

White will receive the official award at Diversity MBA’s Annual Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala in mid-September. Learn more at

About Nika White
Nika White’s professional career spans 18 years, ranging from serving as an accomplished marketing communications executive, diversity and inclusion practitioner, economic development leader and community advocate. White found inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership and has made this her niche. On August 1, 2012, she joined the Greenville Chamber as Vice President of Diversity. In this role, White is responsible for creating and collaboratively implementing an overarching diversity strategy for the Greenville Chamber. As a key member of the Chamber Team, White designs and oversees initiatives that develop and promote inclusion of diverse businesses in the economic activities of Upstate SC. 

About the Greenville Chamber
The Greenville Chamber, now in its 128th year of operation, is the largest business organization in Upstate South Carolina with over 2200 Investors supporting the vision of a globally competitive Upstate economy where businesses succeed and people prosper. For more information, visit or call 864-242-1050.

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