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WBENC provides the most widely recognized certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S.
Our programs help women entrepreneurs grow their business and thrive.
WBENC is supported by corporate and government leaders in supplier diversity and inclusion.
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WBENC hosts the country's go-to events for women-owned businesses and those who do business with them.
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Show your support for women-owned businesses. Look for the Women Owned Logo and #BuyWomenOwned.
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Women Business Owners
Through certification, gain access to a vast network of support, targeted business opportunities, increased visibility, and resources to grow your business.
Join our network of 350+ corporations and government entities dedicated to the advancement of women-owned businesses.
Support women-owned businesses
There are 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., representing 42% of all businesses.
Yet there is still significant disparity in revenue and capital between these business and others.
WBENC is helping bridge that gap — through access to opportunities, programs that accelerate growth, and campaigns to influence consumer buying behaviors.
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WBENC connects women-owned businesses with purchasing decision-makers from major corporations and government entities.
We offer tailored executive education programs designed to help women-owned businesses scale and accelerate growth.
Connect with a network of women entrepreneurs and those most dedicated to their success.
Leaders in Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
WBENC Corporate Members
Our members represent the nation’s largest and most successful corporations, dedicated to creating an environment of opportunity for women-owned businesses.
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Being WBENC certified has opened my world to a cornucopia of interesting and supportive women I’d have never met otherwise. Their wisdom and insight have helped me navigate the endless obstacles and frustrations in running my company, making me a more effective leader. Some are among my suppliers, with whom I collaborate and share as a sounding board. Professionally, the certification has opened doors that would otherwise NEVER have been open to me. The certification lends credibility and a seriousness of purpose that buyers recognize and show interest.
President, Amodex Products Inc
Being a WBENC-Certified WBE has helped us get meetings with large corporations and begin to work with them through their supplier diversity programs where we would have never had that opportunity if we weren’t a company certified by WBENC.
Founder/CEO of BRITE bites
I have befriended many incredible mentors, allies, clients, and colleagues through this community. Being a part of this network also helped me learn how to build my business and my unique value proposition. At each event, I walk away with deepened friendships and new business knowledge that help me achieve my company’s mission of unlocking creativity worldwide.
Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
No other certifications obtained by my companies have been remotely close to the support and success I have achieved through my association with WBENC. This organization is true to its commitment to helping women business owners achieve results after the certification process by offering powerful tools to engage. Get certified and get involved!
Sharon W. Reynolds
President & CEO, DevMar Products
Companies are increasingly recognizing the value of operating as a CSR entity. As part of that, there is an increasing push to invest in strategic partners that are diverse. Being WBENC certified business provides Accel with the credentials that companies know, trust and want to do business with. It opens doors, builds relationships and drives confidence in the marketplace.
Chairwoman, Accel Inc.