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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC Certification is the gold standard for women-owned businesses in the U.S.

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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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Our programs help women entrepreneurs grow their business and thrive.

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WBENC is supported by corporate and government leaders in supplier diversity and inclusion.

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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.

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Support women-owned businesses

There are more than 14 million women-owned businesses, employing nearly 12.2 million people and generating $2.7 trillion in revenue (2024 Impact of Women-Owned Businesses report). Women-owned businesses make up 39.1% of all U.S. businesses – a 13.6% increase from 2019 to 2023.

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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Procurement Opportunities

WBENC connects women-owned businesses with purchasing decision-makers from major corporations and government entities.

Executive Education

We offer tailored executive education programs designed to help women-owned businesses scale and accelerate growth.

Networking

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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We need women-owned businesses to be successful – we need you to grow, survive, thrive, the whole thing. Because we need you to survive. You bring outsized value to us – as suppliers, as customers, as community members. We are all part of this community, and to sustain it and grow it together, there couldn’t be a more valuable thing.
Kris Oswold
Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, UPS
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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.
Monica Kang
Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox
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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.
Tara Abraham
Chairwoman, Accel Inc.
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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
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