Michelle Sourie Robinson has a long history of innovative, progressive leadership in corporate and advocacy roles. Prior to taking the reins at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council almost five years ago, she founded Give & Receive, a non-profit organization that acts as a matchmaker, connecting individuals and businesses to various charities. The impact has been far-reaching and helped launch an academy that has taught leadership skills to more than 600 African girls.

Michelle previously served as the director of supplier diversity at Home Depot, where she created the company’s first supplier diversity department and supporting initiatives and gained industry recognition for her employer and herself. She was named Advocate of the Year by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council — three times — and a Trumpet Awards High Tea and Heels Distinguished Woman Honoree; listed among Crain’s Business Most Influential Women; and received the National Association of Minority Contractors Advocate Award.

Advocate Award Honoree