WBENC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Honors Top Corporations Advancing Women Owned Businesses

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) proudly celebrates 20 years of women’s business development and recognizes 59 corporations with the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award. These exceptional corporate partners have played a significant role in the success of this organization, making a substantial impact on the growth and advancement of WBEs, and supporting the mission and vision of WBENC over two decades.

WBENC is honored to showcase these Top Corporations and their influential commitment to WBEs as we celebrate 20 years of furthering the success of women owned businesses. The Top Corporations’ collective spend with WBEs exceeds $35.7 billion, positively impacting our nation and our communities by fueling economic growth while breaking down barriers for women owned businesses.

WBENC's 2016 America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order): 

Accenture, LLP

Allstate Insurance Company

Altria Group

AT&T

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Bank of America

BP America, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Capital One

Cargill

Chevron

The Coca-Cola Company

CVS Health

Dell Technologies

DTE Energy Company

DuPont

Entergy Services

Ericsson North America

Exxon Mobil Corporation

EY

FedEx

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Ford Motor Company

General Motors

IBM

Intel Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

Kaiser Permanente

Kellogg Company

Kelly Services, Inc.

The Kroger Co.

Macy's, Inc.

ManpowerGroup

Marriott International, Inc.

Merck 

MetLife

MGM Resorts International

Microsoft

Monsanto Company

Nationwide

Nissan North America, Inc.

NOKIA

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Raytheon

ROBERT HALF

Shell Oil Company

Target Corporation

TOYOTA

United Airlines

UPS

Verizon

Vistra Energy

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

The Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo & Co.


WBENC's Top Corporations will be honored during the 20th Anniversary celebrations in front of an audience of more than 1,500 business leaders at the Summit & Salute taking place March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. This milestone event will showcase senior executives discussing the future of their industries, anticipated changes and innovations in their supply chain, and the impact these will have on the WBEs who do business with them. Sponsored by Accenture, EY, Ampcus Inc., and ASAP Solutions Group, this highly anticipated event provides access to the industry insights and senior-level networking opportunities that enable sustainable growth for all businesses. In addition to recognizing the 2016 Top Corporations, WBENC will unveil the Women of Distinction and honor past leaders, WBE Stars, and other influential contributors who have enabled two decades of success.

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

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Posted on January 10, 2017 .