Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises - Past Recipients

 

History of the Award

In 1999, WBENC conducted its first "Search for America's Top Corporations for WBEs" as a result of initial research on Corporate Best Practices. Through the study, WBENC identified and produced the first list of Top Corporations with 15 companies recognized for their achievement. 

WBENC's America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class programs that create level playing fields for women's business enterprises (WBEs) to compete for corporate contracts. Top Corporations programs offer equal access and result in a high volume of business with women's business enterprises. 


2014 Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Award Recipients

WBENC recognized the 2014 America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises during the WBENC Summit & Salute on March 18-19, 2015 in Baltimore. This event showcased their top executives discussing the inclusion of WBEs in the supply chain before 1,500 attendees including C-suite and senior executives of WBENC Corporate and Government Members, WBEs, WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), and other stakeholders in the women's and diverse business community. View highlights in the April 2015 President's Report.


Accenture
AECOM
Alcatel-Lucent
Allstate Insurance Co.
Altria Group, Inc.
AT&T
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America
BP America Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Capital One
Chevron
CVS Health
Dell Inc.
DuPont
Energy Future Holdings
Entergy Corporation
EY
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford Motor Company
General Mills
General Motors Company
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kellogg Company

Kelly Services, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Macy’s, Inc.
ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
Merck & Co.
MGM Resorts International
Office Depot, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Raytheon Company
Shell
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
The Kroger Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
The Walt Disney Company
TOYOTA
United Airlines
UPS
Verizon
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wells Fargo


2013 Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Award Recipients

WBENC recognized the 2013 America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises during the WBENC Summit & Salute on March 18-20, 2014 in New Orleans. This event showcased their top executives discussing the inclusion of WBEs in the supply chain before 1,500 attendees including C-suite and senior executives of WBENC Corporate and Government Members, WBEs, WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), and other stakeholders in the women's and diverse business community.  View highlights in the April 2014 President's Report.

 

Accenture
Adecco
Alcatel-Lucent
Allstate Insurance Co.
Altria Group, Inc.
AT&T
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America
BP America Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Capital One
Chevron
Chrysler Group LLC
Dell Inc.
Energy Future Holdings
Ernst & Young LLP
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Mills
General Motors Company
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Services, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Macy’s Inc.
ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Office Depot, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Raytheon Company
Sandia National Laboratories
Shell
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
Toyota
United Airlines
United Technologies Corporation
UPS
URS Corporation
Verizon
Walmart Stores, Inc.



 

 

2012 Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Award Recipients

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WBENC recognized 32 corporations for developing and driving best practices across their organizations that result in productive business partnerships with women entrepreneurs and valuable products and services for their customers. These Top Corporations were honored at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises, March 13-14, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. The event showcased their top executives on mission-critical issues before an audience of over 1,000 C-suite and senior executives of WBENC Corporate and Government Members, WBEs, WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), and other stakeholders in the women's and diverse business community. View photos and highlights in the April 2013 President's Report.  

Accenture
Alcatel-Lucent
Avis Budget Group
AT&T
BP America
Bank of America
Chevron
Dell, Inc.
Energy Future Holdings
Ernst & Young LLP
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ford Motor Company
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Services, Inc.

ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
Office Depot
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Shell Oil Company
Staples, Inc.
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
United Airlines, Inc.
UPS
Verizon

 

 


2011 Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Award Recipients

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WBENC recognized 29 corporations for developing and driving innovative best practices across their organizations that result in productive business partnerships with women entrepreneurs and valuable products and services for their customers. The America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Award presentation took place at the Landmark Theatre in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, March 22, 2012, during WBENC's 2012 Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. Click here to read the full story on the WBENC News web page or view the April 2012 President's Report for highlights and photos.

Accenture
Alcatel-Lucent
Avis Budget Group
AT&T
BP America
Bank of America
Chevron
Dell, Inc.
Energy Future Holdings
Ernst & Young LLP
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ford Motor Company
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Services, Inc

ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
Office Depot
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Shell Oil Company
Staples, Inc.
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
United Airlines, Inc.
UPS
Verizon

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2010

Seated Row Left to Right: Gary Kapusta, President, Coca-Cola Customer Business Solutions, The Coca-Cola Company; Barbara Kubicki,SVP, Supply Chain Management Executive, Bank of America; Debra Bass, Worldwide Vice President, DePuy Cross Franchise Marketing, Johnson & Johnson; Mark J. Servodidio, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Avis Budget Group; Faranak Naghavi, Partner at Ernst & Young LLP; Pamela Berklich, SVP Global Solutions & Services, Kelly Services, Inc.; Grace Puma, SVP & Chief Procurement Office r, PepsiCo, Inc.; Lisa Martin, Chief Procurement Officer, Pfizer Inc.; Martha Artiles, Chief Diversity Officer, Manpower, Inc.; Patrice Knight, VP Global Supply, Global Operations, IBM Corporation. Standing Row Left to Right: Laura Taylor, Chair of the WBENC Board and VP, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations, Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Tara Abraham, Chair and Co-CEO of Accel, Inc.; Nicholas De Tura, VP, Supply Chain and Logistics, Alcatel-Lucent; Tim Harden, President, Supply Chain and Fleet Operations, AT&T; Al Williams, Chief Procurement Officer,Accenture; Kim Brown, Vice President, General Procurement, Dell; Rob Lidster, Vice President of Supply ChainEnergy Future Holdings; Francene Young, V.P. Talent & Diversity and Inclu sion, Shell Oil Company; Leo Lonergan, Chief Procurement Officer, Chevron Corporation; Bridget Kostelnik, General Manager, Strategic Procurement, ExxonMobil Corporation; Linda MacLean, VP Global Procurement, UPS; Tonya E. Rozier-DeAnda, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Diversity, Quality and Relationship Management, and Metrics & Analysis, Verizon Services Operations, Verizon; Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught; Linda Denny, WBENC President Emeritus

Seated Row Left to Right:

Gary Kapusta, President, Coca-Cola Customer Business Solutions, The Coca-Cola Company; Barbara Kubicki,SVP, Supply Chain Management Executive, Bank of America; Debra Bass, Worldwide Vice President, DePuy Cross Franchise Marketing, Johnson & Johnson; Mark J. Servodidio, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Avis Budget Group; Faranak Naghavi, Partner at Ernst & Young LLP; Pamela Berklich, SVP Global Solutions & Services, Kelly Services, Inc.; Grace Puma, SVP & Chief Procurement Office r, PepsiCo, Inc.; Lisa Martin, Chief Procurement Officer, Pfizer Inc.; Martha Artiles, Chief Diversity Officer, Manpower, Inc.; Patrice Knight, VP Global Supply, Global Operations, IBM Corporation.

Standing Row Left to Right:

Laura Taylor, Chair of the WBENC Board and VP, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations, Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Tara Abraham, Chair and Co-CEO of Accel, Inc.; Nicholas De Tura, VP, Supply Chain and Logistics, Alcatel-Lucent; Tim Harden, President, Supply Chain and Fleet Operations, AT&T; Al Williams, Chief Procurement Officer,Accenture; Kim Brown, Vice President, General Procurement, Dell; Rob Lidster, Vice President of Supply ChainEnergy Future Holdings; Francene Young, V.P. Talent & Diversity and Inclu sion, Shell Oil Company; Leo Lonergan, Chief Procurement Officer, Chevron Corporation; Bridget Kostelnik, General Manager, Strategic Procurement, ExxonMobil Corporation; Linda MacLean, VP Global Procurement, UPS; Tonya E. Rozier-DeAnda, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Diversity, Quality and Relationship Management, and Metrics & Analysis, Verizon Services Operations, Verizon; Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught; Linda Denny, WBENC President Emeritus

On March 23, 2011, WBENC hosted the America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises award ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.  This presentation took place during WBENC's 2011 Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises: The Opportunity Connection, attracting over 1,000 attendees and providing thought leadership and business development opportunities including the black tie celebration of 14 Women's Business Enterprise Stars exemplary WBEs from across the country.

Accenture
Alcatel-Lucent
AT&T
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America
Chevron 
Dell
Energy Future Holdings
Ernst & Young LLP
Exxon Mobil Corporation

IBM
Johnson & Johnson 
Kelly Services, Inc.
Manpower
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Shell Oil Company
The Coca-Cola Company
UPS
Verizon

 

 


America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2009

Seated L to R: Magda Yrizarry - Verizon; Annette Verschuren - Chevron; Francene Young – Shell Oil Company; Jean Ann Baderschneider - Exxon Mobil Corporation; Lisa Martin - Pfizer Inc; William Fanning - IBM; Maria Lindenberg - The Home Depot; Martha Artiles – Manpower, Inc.; Carol Wilner - AT&T; Kristen Micalizio - Office Depot. Standing L to R: Pamela Prince-Eason - Pfizer Inc; Gilbert Casellas – Dell, Inc.; Alex Gorsky - Johnson & Johnson; James Mallard - UPS; Al Williams - Accenture; Mitchell Adamek - PepsiCo, Inc.; Tim McBride - Microsoft Corporation; Robert Lambert - Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Mike Greene - Energy Future Holdings ; Nicholas De Tura - Alcatel-Lucent; Theresa Harrison - Ernst & Young; Linda Denny - WBENC; Olsa Martini - OLSA Resources. Not Pictured: Arne M. Sorenson, President & Chief Operations Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Seated L to RMagda Yrizarry - Verizon; Annette Verschuren - Chevron; Francene Young – Shell Oil Company; Jean Ann Baderschneider - Exxon Mobil Corporation; Lisa Martin - Pfizer Inc; William Fanning - IBM; Maria Lindenberg - The Home Depot; Martha Artiles – Manpower, Inc.; Carol Wilner - AT&T; Kristen Micalizio - Office Depot.

Standing L to R
Pamela Prince-Eason - Pfizer Inc; Gilbert Casellas – Dell, Inc.; Alex Gorsky - Johnson & Johnson; James Mallard - UPS; Al Williams - Accenture; Mitchell Adamek - PepsiCo, Inc.; Tim McBride - Microsoft Corporation; Robert Lambert - Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Mike Greene - Energy Future Holdings ; Nicholas De Tura - Alcatel-Lucent; Theresa Harrison - Ernst & Young; Linda Denny - WBENC; Olsa Martini - OLSA Resources. Not Pictured: Arne M. Sorenson, President & Chief Operations Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

On Thursday, March 25, 2010, WBENC proudly co-hosted with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the 21 recipients of the prestigious America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises award in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Room of the U.S. State Department. The event occurred during WBENC's 2010 Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises: The Opportunity Connection, attracting over 800 and celebrating the 14 Women's Business Enterprise Stars who are exemplary WBEs from across the country.

The 2009 Top Corporations for WBEs are: Accenture; Alcatel-Lucent; AT&T; Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Chevron; Dell; Energy Future Holdings; Ernst & Young LLP; Exxon Mobil Corporation; IBM; Johnson & Johnson; Manpower; Marriott International, Inc.; Microsoft; Office Depot; PepsiCo, Inc.; Pfizer Inc; Shell Oil Company; UPS; and Verizon.

The corporations and their guests were joined by 25 high-ranking State Department representatives including: Under Secretary Robert Hormats, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez, and Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Business & Commercial Affairs.  Introduced by WBENC President Linda Denny, each corporation had the opportunity to speak to the audience and was then presented with its award by Ms. Hariton.

In his remarks, Under Secretary Hormats emphasized the importance of the award winners efforts when he said, "Before us are 21 companies that have provided global leadership in supporting the growth and development of women's businesses at home and across the globe. And our nation is stronger because of it."  Click here to read the Under Secretary's remarks on the State Department's website.

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2008

Front Row - Left to Right: Lauventria Robinson,Vice President, Diversity Business Development, The Coca-Cola Company; Tanya Penny, Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement, Verizon; Monica Luechtefeld, Executive Vice President, ECommerce and Direct Marketing, Office Depot; Francene Young, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Talent, Shell Oil Company; Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, UPS; Lisa Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Pfizer Inc; Cynthia Marshall, AT&T State President, AT&T; Martha Artiles, Chief Diversity Officer, Manpower, Inc.; Betsy Hosick, General Manager Midstream Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Martha Rangel, Senior Vice President, Supplier Development, Bank of America Supply Chain Management. Back Row - Left to Right: Connie Rankin, President of Customized Real Estate Services and Chair of the America's Top Corporations for WBEs Selection Panel; Anthony Carter, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson; Jens Gruenkemeier, Director, Global Procurement, Dell; John Young, CEO, Energy Future Holdings; Tom Gartland, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Avis Budget Group; Mitchell Adamek, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; Kevin Campbell, Group Chief Executive-Outsourcing, Accenture; Nick DeTura, Senior Vice President Quality Assurance and Customer Care, Alcatel-Lucent; Linda Denny, President and CEO, WBENC.

Front Row - Left to Right: Lauventria Robinson,Vice President, Diversity Business Development, The Coca-Cola Company; Tanya Penny, Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement, Verizon; Monica Luechtefeld, Executive Vice President, ECommerce and Direct Marketing, Office Depot; Francene Young, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Talent, Shell Oil Company; Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, UPS; Lisa Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Pfizer Inc; Cynthia Marshall, AT&T State President, AT&T; Martha Artiles, Chief Diversity Officer, Manpower, Inc.; Betsy Hosick, General Manager Midstream Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Martha Rangel, Senior Vice President, Supplier Development, Bank of America Supply Chain Management.

Back Row - Left to Right: Connie Rankin, President of Customized Real Estate Services and Chair of the America's Top Corporations for WBEs Selection Panel; Anthony Carter, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson; Jens Gruenkemeier, Director, Global Procurement, Dell; John Young, CEO, Energy Future Holdings; Tom Gartland, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Avis Budget Group; Mitchell Adamek, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; Kevin Campbell, Group Chief Executive-Outsourcing, Accenture; Nick DeTura, Senior Vice President Quality Assurance and Customer Care, Alcatel-Lucent; Linda Denny, President and CEO, WBENC.

Accenture LLP
Alcatel-Lucent
AT&T Inc.
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America
Chevron
Dell
Energy Future Holdings
Exxon Mobil Corporation

 

IBM
Johnson & Johnson
Manpower Inc.
Office Depot
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Shell Oil Company
The Coca-Cola Company
UPS
Verizon

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2007

Seated Left to Right: Ranjini Poddar, President, Artech Information Systems, L.L.C. and Top Corporations Selection Committee Chair; Pamela Price Eason, Vice President, Worldwide Procurement, Pfizer Inc; Karen Sciafani, Executive Vice President and General Council, Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Elisa Garcia, Executive Vice President, General Council and Corporate Secretary, Office Depot; Laura Reiling, Business Manager, Corporate Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, Corporate Procurement Services, UPS; Cheryl Stevens, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Energy Future Holdings and WBENC Board Chair; and Maureen Merkle, President of Procurement, AT&T. Standing Left to Right: Tanya Penny, Vice President Sourcing and Procurement Operations, Verizon; Bill Couper, Market President, Bank of America; Nick DeTura, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, Alcatel-Lucent; William Fanning, Director of Global Procurement Operations & University Relations, IBM Corporation; Mitch Adamek, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; William J. Alcorn, Senior Vice President, Controller, Chief Purchasing Officer, JCPenney Company, Inc.; Ken Carty, Vice President and CPO, The Coca-Cola Company; Laurie Acreman, Strategic Improvements Manager, Global Procurement, Exxon Mobil Global Services Company; John Jefferson, Director of Diversity,Shell Oil Company; and Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO.

Seated Left to Right: Ranjini Poddar, President, Artech Information Systems, L.L.C. and Top Corporations Selection Committee Chair; Pamela Price Eason, Vice President, Worldwide Procurement, Pfizer Inc; Karen Sciafani, Executive Vice President and General Council, Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Elisa Garcia, Executive Vice President, General Council and Corporate Secretary, Office Depot; Laura Reiling, Business Manager, Corporate Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, Corporate Procurement Services, UPS; Cheryl Stevens, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Energy Future Holdings and WBENC Board Chair; and Maureen Merkle, President of Procurement, AT&T.

Standing Left to Right: Tanya Penny, Vice President Sourcing and Procurement Operations, Verizon; Bill Couper, Market President, Bank of America; Nick DeTura, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, Alcatel-Lucent; William Fanning, Director of Global Procurement Operations & University Relations, IBM Corporation; Mitch Adamek, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; William J. Alcorn, Senior Vice President, Controller, Chief Purchasing Officer, JCPenney Company, Inc.; Ken Carty, Vice President and CPO, The Coca-Cola Company; Laurie Acreman, Strategic Improvements Manager, Global Procurement, Exxon Mobil Global Services Company; John Jefferson, Director of Diversity,Shell Oil Company; and Linda Denny, WBENC President and CEO.

Alcatel-Lucent
AT&T
Avis Budget Group
Bank of America
Chevron Corporation    
Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXU Corp.)
Exxon Mobil Corporation
IBM Corporation

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Office Depot
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Shell Oil Company
The Coca-Cola Company
UPS
Verizon

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2006 

Ceremony Participants (front row seated left to right): Maureen Merkel, President, AT&T Procurement; Linda Denny, Interim President, WBENC; Joseph Hill, Executive Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Executive, Bank of America; Elizabeth Hosick, General Manager, Global Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Gwendolyn Turner, Supplier Diversity, Pfizer Inc; Linda Drake, Chief Executive Officer, TCIM Services, Inc.; Back row standing left to right: Tanya Penny, Vice President, Verizon; Carolyn Walsh, Vice President, Southwest Region, UPS; Michael McGranaghan, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Scott Buchanan, VP, PepsiCo Global Procurement, PepsiCo Inc.; Robert McCormes-Ballou, Director, Vendor Development & Diversity, Office Depot; Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate External Affairs and Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation; John Wilder, Chairman and CEO, TXU; Karen Sclafani, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM Corporation; John Jefferson, Director of Diversity, Shell Oil Company; and Jean Baderschneider, Vice President, Global Procurement, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Ceremony Participants (front row seated left to right): Maureen Merkel, President, AT&T Procurement; Linda Denny, Interim President, WBENC; Joseph Hill, Executive Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Executive, Bank of America; Elizabeth Hosick, General Manager, Global Procurement, Chevron Corporation; Gwendolyn Turner, Supplier Diversity, Pfizer Inc; Linda Drake, Chief Executive Officer, TCIM Services, Inc.;

Back row standing left to right: Tanya Penny, Vice President, Verizon; Carolyn Walsh, Vice President, Southwest Region, UPS; Michael McGranaghan, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Scott Buchanan, VP, PepsiCo Global Procurement, PepsiCo Inc.; Robert McCormes-Ballou, Director, Vendor Development & Diversity, Office Depot; Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate External Affairs and Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation; John Wilder, Chairman and CEO, TXU; Karen Sclafani, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Michael Robinson, Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM Corporation; John Jefferson, Director of Diversity, Shell Oil Company; and Jean Baderschneider, Vice President, Global Procurement, Exxon Mobil Corporation.

AT&T
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America, N.A.
BellSouth Corporation
Chevron Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
IBM Corporation
Johnson & Johnson

 

Office Depot, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Shell Oil Company
The Coca-Cola Company
TXU Corp.
UPS
Verizon

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2005

Ceremony participants (front row seated left to right): Lisa Barry, Vice President and General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Chevron Corporation;Mei-Chan Duan, Director, Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation; Lisa F. Martin, Vice President-Global Sourcing, Pfizer Inc;Susan Phillips Bari,President, WBENC;Sharon Evans, Chief Executive Officer, CFJ Manufacturing; Tanya Penny, Vice President - Procurement, Verizon;Monica Luechtefeld,Executive Vice President Business Development and IT, Office Depot Back row standing left to right: Ricardo A. Gonzalez,Manager and Vice President, WW Purchasing, Eastman Kodak Company;Randall Stephenson, Chief Operating Officer, AT&T, Inc.;Jeffrey A. Rolsten,Executive Director, Supply Chain Services,BellSouth Corporation;Kenneth Carty, Chief Procurement Officer, The Coca-Cola Company;Christine Owens,Senior VicePresident, UPS;John Hofmeister, President and U.S. Country Chair, Shell Oil Company;Robert Bouta,Senior VicePresident, Properties and Facilities, Cendant Car Rental Group;Mitchell J. Adamek,Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; Milton H. Jones, Jr.,Global Quality and Productivity Executive, Bank of America; Georgianna Nichols,Division President & Chief Operating Officer, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric;Henry Long, Senior Vice President, Procurement and Quality, Altria Group, Inc.;Rob Trimble, President & Chief Operating Officer, TXU Corp.;Bruce W. Perkins,Vice President, Manager, Supplier Diversity & Business Development, Merrill Lynch.             

Ceremony participants (front row seated left to right): Lisa Barry, Vice President and General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Chevron Corporation;Mei-Chan Duan, Director, Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation; Lisa F. Martin, Vice President-Global Sourcing, Pfizer Inc;Susan Phillips Bari,President, WBENC;Sharon Evans, Chief Executive Officer, CFJ Manufacturing; Tanya Penny, Vice President - Procurement, Verizon;Monica Luechtefeld,Executive Vice President Business Development and IT, Office Depot

Back row standing left to right: Ricardo A. Gonzalez,Manager and Vice President, WW Purchasing, Eastman Kodak Company;Randall Stephenson, Chief Operating Officer, AT&T, Inc.;Jeffrey A. Rolsten,Executive Director, Supply Chain Services,BellSouth Corporation;Kenneth Carty, Chief Procurement Officer, The Coca-Cola Company;Christine Owens,Senior VicePresident, UPS;John Hofmeister, President and U.S. Country Chair, Shell Oil Company;Robert Bouta,Senior VicePresident, Properties and Facilities, Cendant Car Rental Group;Mitchell J. Adamek,Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.; Milton H. Jones, Jr.,Global Quality and Productivity Executive, Bank of America; Georgianna Nichols,Division President & Chief Operating Officer, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric;Henry Long, Senior Vice President, Procurement and Quality, Altria Group, Inc.;Rob Trimble, President & Chief Operating Officer, TXU Corp.;Bruce W. Perkins,Vice President, Manager, Supplier Diversity & Business Development, Merrill Lynch.             


Altria Group, Inc.
AT&T
formerly SBC Communications, Inc.)
Bank of America, N.A.
BellSouth Corporation
Cendant Car Rental Group
CenterPoint Energy
Chevron Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
 

Eastman Kodak Company
IBM Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Office Depot, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Shell Oil Company
TXU
UPS
Verizon

 

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2004

Representatives from the winning companies and WBENC executives are shown as follows: (first row seated from left to right) Susan Phillips Bari, President, Women's Business Enterprise National Council; Joan Kerr, Executive Director, Supplier Diversity Programs, SBC Communications, Inc. and Chair of WBENC's Board; Paula Mann, President and CEO, Sunbelt Communications and Chair of WBENC's Top Corporations Selection Committee; Rebecca Roberts, President, Global Power Generation, ChevronTexaco; and Maureen Merkle, President, Procurement, SBC Communications, Inc.  Second row standing from left to right: F. Robert Salerno, President & CEO, Cendant Car Rental Group; Richard Wistrand, Senior Vice President & Chief Fossil Officer, TXU; David Rader, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO, Frito-Lay Division, PepsiCo, Inc.; Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AT&T; Lisa Martin, Vice President, Global Sourcing, Pfizer, Inc.; Theo Fletcher, Vice President, Supply Chain Compliance, Security & Diversity, IBM Corporation; A. Shuanise Washington, Vice President Government Affairs Policy and Outreach, Altria Group, Inc.; Bruce Perkins, Vice President, Manager, Supplier Diversity and Business Development Group, Merrill Lynch; Joyce M. Wichie, Director, Supplier Diversity, Worldwide Purchasing, Eastman Kodak Company; Dick Anderson, Vice Chairman, Planning & Administration, BellSouth Corporation; John D. Hofmeister, President and Country Chair, Shell Oil Company; Robert McCormes-Ballou, Director, Vendor Diversity, Office Depot; and Michael L. Eskew, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UPS.

Representatives from the winning companies and WBENC executives are shown as follows: (first row seated from left to right) Susan Phillips Bari, President, Women's Business Enterprise National Council; Joan Kerr, Executive Director, Supplier Diversity Programs, SBC Communications, Inc. and Chair of WBENC's Board; Paula Mann, President and CEO, Sunbelt Communications and Chair of WBENC's Top Corporations Selection Committee; Rebecca Roberts, President, Global Power Generation, ChevronTexaco; and Maureen Merkle, President, Procurement, SBC Communications, Inc. 

Second row standing from left to right: F. Robert Salerno, President & CEO, Cendant Car Rental Group; Richard Wistrand, Senior Vice President & Chief Fossil Officer, TXU; David Rader, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO, Frito-Lay Division, PepsiCo, Inc.; Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AT&T; Lisa Martin, Vice President, Global Sourcing, Pfizer, Inc.; Theo Fletcher, Vice President, Supply Chain Compliance, Security & Diversity, IBM Corporation; A. Shuanise Washington, Vice President Government Affairs Policy and Outreach, Altria Group, Inc.; Bruce Perkins, Vice President, Manager, Supplier Diversity and Business Development Group, Merrill Lynch; Joyce M. Wichie, Director, Supplier Diversity, Worldwide Purchasing, Eastman Kodak Company; Dick Anderson, Vice Chairman, Planning & Administration, BellSouth Corporation; John D. Hofmeister, President and Country Chair, Shell Oil Company; Robert McCormes-Ballou, Director, Vendor Diversity, Office Depot; and Michael L. Eskew, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UPS.

AT&T
Altria Group, Inc.
BellSouth Corporation
Cendant Car Rental Group
ChevronTexaco
Eastman Kodak Company

IBM Corporation
 

Merrill Lynch
Office Depot, Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
SBC Communications

Shell Oil Company
TXU
UPS

 

 

 

 

America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2003

Melanie Sablehaus, Deputy Administrator of SBA; Bruce Nelson, Chairman/CEO, Office Depot; Sharon Avent, President/CEO, Smead; Kevin Sheehan, Chairman/CEO, Cendant Car Rental Group; Roxanne Decyk, Senior VP Corporate Affairs/Human Resources, Shell Oil Company; Gregory Taylor, Senior VP Supply Chain Management Executive, Bank of America; Michael Greene, Oncor Group President, TXU; Steven Reinemund, Chairman/CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.; Susan Phillips Bari, President, WBENC; John Patterson, VP/Chief Procurement Officer, IBM; Michael Eskew, Chairman/CEO, UPS; Constance Weaver, Executive VP Public Relations, Marketing, and Brand, AT&T; Helmut Porkert, Chief Procurement Officer, ChevronTexaco.

Melanie Sablehaus, Deputy Administrator of SBA; Bruce Nelson, Chairman/CEO, Office Depot; Sharon Avent, President/CEO, Smead; Kevin Sheehan, Chairman/CEO, Cendant Car Rental Group; Roxanne Decyk, Senior VP Corporate Affairs/Human Resources, Shell Oil Company; Gregory Taylor, Senior VP Supply Chain Management Executive, Bank of America; Michael Greene, Oncor Group President, TXU; Steven Reinemund, Chairman/CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.; Susan Phillips Bari, President, WBENC; John Patterson, VP/Chief Procurement Officer, IBM; Michael Eskew, Chairman/CEO, UPS; Constance Weaver, Executive VP Public Relations, Marketing, and Brand, AT&T; Helmut Porkert, Chief Procurement Officer, ChevronTexaco.

WBENC announced its fifth annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises on March 24, 2004. The event was attended by government officials including the event's host, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, Deputy Administrator of SBA Melanie Sablehaus, and White House special assistant

AT&T
Bank of America
Cendant Car Rental Group
ChevronTexaco
IBM Corporation

Office Depot, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
SBC Communications
Shell Oil Company
XU
UPS

 


America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2002

Left to right: Melanie Sabelhaus, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Texaco; Ronald E. Harrison, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Community Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc.; Donna Cole, Chair of the Top Corporations Selection Committee and President and Chief Executive Officer, Cole Chemical and Distributing, Inc.; Bruce Nelson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Office Depot; Susan Phillips Bari, President, Women's Business Enterprise National Council; William M. Daley, President, SBC Communications; Cheryl Stevens, Vice President, Supplier and Workforce Diversity, TXU; Thomas D. Christopoul, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Cendant Corporation; Javier R. Urioste, Chief Procurement Officer, Non-Information Technology, Global Procurement Services, JP Morgan Chase and Co.; William J. Moon, Vice President of Procurement Services, United Parcel Services

Left to right: Melanie Sabelhaus, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Texaco; Ronald E. Harrison, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Community Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc.; Donna Cole, Chair of the Top Corporations Selection Committee and President and Chief Executive Officer, Cole Chemical and Distributing, Inc.; Bruce Nelson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Office Depot; Susan Phillips Bari, President, Women's Business Enterprise National Council; William M. Daley, President, SBC Communications; Cheryl Stevens, Vice President, Supplier and Workforce Diversity, TXU; Thomas D. Christopoul, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Cendant Corporation; Javier R. Urioste, Chief Procurement Officer, Non-Information Technology, Global Procurement Services, JP Morgan Chase and Co.; William J. Moon, Vice President of Procurement Services, United Parcel Services

WBENC announced its 2002 annual listing of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises at a White House Ceremony on March 19, 2003. The event was attended by government officials including the event's host, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, and White House special assistant Cynthia Williams of the Office of Public Liaison.

Avis Rent a Car System Inc., 
a Cendant Company

ChevronTexaco

J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.

Office Depot

 

PepsiCo, Inc.

SBC Communications

TXU

United Parcel Service


America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2001

WBENC did not hold an awards competition for America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises in 2001.

 


America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2000
 

Representatives of WBENC's Top Corporations for 2000 (from left): Alta Baker, President Safe Haven Enterprises and Chair, Women's Enterprise Leadership Forum; Dan Robinson, Xerox; Glen Mayer, UPS; Terri West, Texas Instruments; Barbara Curry, TXU; Joan Kerr, SBC Communications; Ward McCarty, Shell Oil Company; Enid Winn, Chase; William Madison, Avis Group Holdings; Nancy McCall, American Express; Susan Bari, WBENC President; Dorothy Brothers, Bank of America; Winston Smith, AT&T; Patti Hanson, JC Penney Company; Jerry Martin, PepsiCo, Inc.; Eunice Lawyer, Cinergy; Mark Lettner, Johnson & Johnson; Linda Hart, Texaco; Cheryl Thompson Draper, CEO, Warren Electric.

Representatives of WBENC's Top Corporations for 2000 (from left): Alta Baker, President Safe Haven Enterprises and Chair, Women's Enterprise Leadership Forum; Dan Robinson, Xerox; Glen Mayer, UPS; Terri West, Texas Instruments; Barbara Curry, TXU; Joan Kerr, SBC Communications; Ward McCarty, Shell Oil Company; Enid Winn, Chase; William Madison, Avis Group Holdings; Nancy McCall, American Express; Susan Bari, WBENC President; Dorothy Brothers, Bank of America; Winston Smith, AT&T; Patti Hanson, JC Penney Company; Jerry Martin, PepsiCo, Inc.; Eunice Lawyer, Cinergy; Mark Lettner, Johnson & Johnson; Linda Hart, Texaco; Cheryl Thompson Draper, CEO, Warren Electric.

In October 2000, WBENC announced its "Sweet Sixteen", the sixteen companies placed on WBENC's list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises.

American Express
AT&T
Avis Group Holdings, Inc.
Bank of America Corp.
Cinergy
JCPenney
Johnson & Johnson
PepsiCo, Inc.

SBC Communications
Shell Oil Company
Texaco
Texas Instruments
TXU
The Chase Manhattan Corp.
United Parcel Service
Xerox

 


America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 1999

Abbott Labs
American Airlines
AT&T
Bell Atlantic
Bristol Myers Squibb
J.P. Morgan Chase
GTE
JCPenney
SBC
Sears
Texaco
The Chase Manhattan Bank
TXU
United Parcel Service 
US West (Qwest)
Verizon
Xerox

 

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