WBENC Celebrates Black History Month


As Black History month comes to a close we want to take a moment to reflect and celebrate some of the incredible MWBEs in our network. Check out these inspiring stories from our innovative and diverse group of WBEs.

LaSonya Berry – Maximizing Multiple RPO Opportunities - “Becoming affiliated with several RPOs is a tremendous opportunity to take advantage of the resources available to WBEs across the country.”

Shellee Fisher – An Eye for Women in Business: Shellee Fisher Photography – “I wanted to cover the National Conference since I first became WBENC-Certified. It was so exciting for me to photographically document all the speakers, events, and ambiance, and showcase what a great conference it was.”

Eartha Jean Johnson – LegalWATCH Takes Corporate Liability Training around the Globe – “WBENC is an equalizer. I’m from the Bronx. I came from parents that worked, primarily, for somebody else – with not a lot of education. So, they couldn’t give me a lot of advice or a lot of guidance. This organization helps to remediate the fact that I didn’t have those connections. It’s like having a family that can make those introductions for you.”

Psyche Terry – Leveraging Body Positivity: Urban Intimates and The Workshop at Macy’s – “To see women impressed and empowered – women in the audience were glowing and thanking me for doing this. I had my Opraph moment where I ahd these women hug themselves. And that is the moment I flash back to when things get rough. It was my moment when I just through: women rock!”

Beverly White – It Pays to be a Nerd: Translating Sustainability into Green – “The reality is the more we want, the more we travel, the more we make things, the more production has to take place. Those acts of wanting things, impacts the warmth of the Earth. We’re specifically talking about the production of greenhouse gases with our actions. Sustainability is not about stopping what you’re doing. It’s about rethinking how you do it.”

Icy Williams – The Next Chapter: Bringing Children into the Business – “I was looking for an opportunity for my generation and the next generation to be makers of products. I wanted to know how we could make products that impact our GDP, our economic inclusion and the communities where our products are being used.”

Posted on February 24, 2017 .