Top Corporations Committed To Women-Owned Businesses Honored By WBENC

(February 29, 2016) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leader in women’s business development, today announced the 16th Annual America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations and their leadership for choosing to integrate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses.

"We are so proud not only of the increasing number of WBENC's Top Corporations, but also for the leadership of these corporations who are consistently choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities for women suppliers in new markets—both domestically and internationally," said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. "WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn are able to fuel innovation and empower communities through economic growth and job creation."

The award announcement recognizes 62 corporations, the largest list in the history of the program, which started in 1999 when only 17 corporations made the list. WBENC's Top Corporations will be honored in front of an audience of more than 1,500 attendees, including top-level senior executives from the awarded corporations, at the WBENC Summit & Salute taking place March 22 to 24 in Phoenix, AZ.

WBENC's 2015 America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order):

Accenture

Alcatel-Lucent

Allstate Insurance Company

Altria Group, Inc.

AT&T

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Bank of America

Best Buy

BP America, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Capital One

Cargill, Inc.

Chevron

The Coca-Cola Company

CVS Health

Dell, Inc.

DTE Energy

DuPont

Energy Future Holdings

Entergy Corporation

Ericsson, Inc.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

EY

FedEx

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Ford Motor Company

General Motors Company

IBM

Johnson & Johnson

Kaiser Permanente

Kellogg Company

Kelly Services, Inc.

The Kroger Co.

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Macy's, Inc.

ManpowerGroup, Inc.

Marriott International

Merck

MetLife

MGM Resorts International

Microsoft

Monsanto Company

Nationwide Mutual

New York Life

Office Depot

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer Inc

Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Raytheon Company

Robert Half International Inc.

Shell

Target Corporation

TIAA-CREF

TOYOTA

United Airlines

UPS

Verizon

Walmart Stores, Inc.

The Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo

Sponsored by Accenture, EY, and Ampcus, WBENC’s Summit & Salute will showcase senior executives discussing the trends, challenges, and opportunities across multiple industries, which impact the supply chain landscape.

To learn more about the event or WBENC’s Top Corporations, email press@wbenc.org or visit http://summit.wbenc.org

 

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Posted on February 29, 2016 .