Become A Sponsor

Demonstrate your commitment to the continued growth and success of women-owned businesses. Become a National Conference sponsor!

With more than 3,000 attendees and 50,000 WBENC contacts, sponsorship provides tremendous visibility for your organization. Our attendees are comprised of women business owners and their staff, corporate executives and purchasing decision-makers, as well as representatives from government agencies and advocacy organizations. All sponsors are recognized on the web and social media. Sponsors may also be recognized in the News section of, in print, on on-site event signage and/or in media coverage.

At WBENC, our mission is to fuel economic growth by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses. The commitment and support from our valued sponsors allows us to continue to grow our programming, enhance our event experiences, and provide relevant resources to develop women entrepreneurs and their supporters.

Sponsor Eligibility

To be eligible to participate as a sponsor, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • WBENC National Corporate Member, in good standing
  • Regional Corporate or Government Members of the 2022 Host Councils, Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) or Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV), or any of the Regional Partner Organizations
  • WBENC-Certified WBE (certification must be current)
  • WBENC Regional Partner Organization (RPO)
  • WBENC National Strategic Partners, which includes a select group of approved nonprofit organizations and media entities.
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Host Councils

WBENC works with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) who are authorized to administer WBENC certification across the U.S., as well as provide additional education, opportunities and resources our network at the regional and local levels.

The RPOs in closest proximity to the National Conference also serve as the Host Councils, helping WBENC execute and promote the event, the largest of its kind for women business owners. The Host Councils also select WBENC-Certified WBEs to serve on the Host Committee.

Meet the Host Councils:

Host Committee
Host Committee
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