10 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of WBENC Insights Online Knowledge Resource

WBENC Insights is a password protected, online knowledge resource for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), our National Corporate and Government Members, and our RPOs. WBEs can access information on industry forecasts, procurement trends, government contracting, and skill building, while Corporate and Government Members will find best practices on supplier diversity and up-to-date market findings on women demographics, and resources for sustainable diversity programs.

Navigating Insights is easy, but to help get you started, we’ve gathered our top 10 tips to help you get the most out of the Insights tool and the exclusive content provided. (Don’t have access? Click here.)


1. Save your favorite content

If you find a helpful resource and would like to make sure you can easily find it again later, save it to your favorites! You can save an individual item or a pak, which is a collection of related content items. Saving your favorite Insights content is as easy as clicking the heart icon on the content or pak you are interested in. This will save it to your Favorites tab for fast access any time you are logged in. On top of that, some of the paks have downloadable content inside if you prefer to print to read.

2.  Find the most up-to-date paks

Ever wonder what content is the most up-to-date on Insights and how to know if you missed anything? You can always doublecheck what the latest and greatest learning resources are by using the Sort By feature. Select “Sort By:  Last Updated” to view the newest paks. Each pak will also display when it was last updated.

3. Filter by your industry

We’ve designed Insights to help you find content most appropriate to your business needs. Navigate to the content most relevant to you by filtering content by industry. Use the filtering selections on the left column to see content specific to the following industries:

  • Consumer Products
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Government Agency
  • Insurance
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Technology
  • Travel & Hospitality

4. Filter by topic

In addition to industry filters, you can also deep dive into specific topics. Use the filter by topic features to learn more about:

  • Business Growth
  • Cultural Competence
  • Doing Business (with specific corporations)
  • Government Contracts
  • Innovation & Disruption
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • WBENC Resources

5.  Search for something specific

When in doubt, search! If you are not finding exactly what you need via the filters, Insights also has a search feature. Just type in the keywords of what you are looking for and we’ll display the most relevant results.

6.  Don’t forget to scroll through the pages

Whether you are using the filter or search features, or just navigating all content, don’t stop at the first page! The Insights library is an expansive resource with content constantly being added. Use the arrows in the bottom right corner to view more content.

7. Explore all types of content

Something you may not know: Insights has many different types of content, from informative articles to quick videos, webinars to easy-to-use templates. Corporations also have custom content from how to do business with them to other tips on supplier diversity success. All of it is exclusive to WBEs, Corporate and Government Members as well as our RPOs to help you and your teams. If you think Insights isn’t for you, think again!

8. See your progress

Insights keeps track of what content you have read or what modules you have completed. This makes it easy to track your progress within a particular pak so you can pick up where you left off.

9. Access Insights on the go

Insights is mobile friendly, which means you can brush up on a specific topic, industry or corporation no matter where you are and use those insights to drive successful results.

10.  Information is power - take advantage of your exclusive benefit!

Finally, remember that Insights is one of the benefits of being part of the WBENC network. This valuable resource is password protected and only accessible to our constituents. Take advantage of this exclusive resource to help set yourself apart in your field.    

Do you have a question for WBENC about Insights or need access? Contact insights@wbenc.org or learn more here.  


Posted on September 28, 2017 and filed under Inside Insights.