In 2023, Genesis10 became certified as a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE), which is granted to businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated, controlled, and managed by a person with a disability.
In a 2013 interview with Forbes, Harley shared, “For me, it strengthens other traits that I have, like intuition, and being able to read people. It also forces me to ask people to give me the bottom line first.”
Harley has always asked people to begin with the bottom line—start with the outcome, ensure mutual understanding, and then discuss supporting particulars. This approach, which encourages transparency, curiosity, deep listening, and a focus on what matters, laid the cornerstones of the company’s culture.
Be present. Listen deeply. Execute.
It’s how we separate ourselves from our peers. It's how we do business. Unchanged since our founding in 1999.
A disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) is a for-profit business that is at least 51-percent owned, managed, and controlled by a person with a disability. Genesis10 has been certified as DOBE by one of the leading organizations in this space, Disability:IN.
Harley Lippman has long discussed his neurodiversity, but it is only recently that neurodiversity has moved into the national conversation. Pursuing this certification offered Genesis10 the opportunity to be a leader in the conversation about inclusivity.
Genesis10’s certification as a disability-owned business enterprise does not change anything about the way we do business or the services we offer. We continue to be a leading talent solutions and business consulting firm.
Inclusivity is about fairness, but it’s also about the bottom line. A more diverse supply chain is more resilient, agile, responsive, and innovative. Businesses are increasingly implementing supplier diversity programs and Genesis10 is excited to help our clients take these programs to the next level.
By working with a disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) like Genesis10 you are helping to raise awareness around disability issues and neurodiversity. Working with a certified DOBE can also help you meet corporate supplier diversity goals.
Yes! Our DOBE certification qualifies us as a diverse supplier for most Fortune 500 companies. If you are interested in more information about how Genesis10 can help your business diversify its vendor supplier list, please contact us!