Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Recognizes Top Corporations Advancing Women Owned Businesses

WBENC is proud to recognize 66 corporations with the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award. 

WBENC’s Top Corporations award honors corporations who have implemented world-class policies and programs to enable growth and innovation, while creating a level playing field for women-owned businesses.

WBENC applauds the 2017 honorees for successfully driving the sustainable inclusion of women-owned businesses within their supply chains, providing equal access to business opportunities, and continuing to positively impact our nation and communities by fueling economic growth and job creation.

To underscore that achievement, the 2017 Top Corporations collectively spent more than $39.3 billion on WBENC-Certified WBE suppliers in 2016, an increase of $3.6 billion from the prior year. Helping to drive those results is a dedication and commitment to diverse suppliers — all 66 Top Corporations have a formal, written policy to support its supplier diversity program, and 95 percent have an annual diversity spend goal.



  • Kelly Services, Inc.


  • The Kroger Co.

  • Macy's, Inc.

  • ManpowerGroup

  • Marriott International, Inc.

  • Medtronic

  • Merck & Co., Inc.

  • MetLife

  • MGM Resorts International

  • Microsoft Corporation

  • Monsanto Company

  • Nationwide

  • New York Life

  • Nissan North America, Inc.

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Pfizer Inc.

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Raytheon


  • Shell Oil Company

  • Sodexo

  • Target Corporation

  • TIAA


  • United Airlines

  • UPS

  • Verizon

  • Vistra Energy

  • Walmart Stores, Inc.

  • The Walt Disney Company

  • Wells Fargo & Co.

The 2017 America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order):

  • Accenture, LLP

  • Adient

  • Allstate Insurance Company

  • Apple

  • AT&T

  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.

  • Bank of America

  • BMO Harris Bank

  • BP America, Inc.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  • Capital One

  • Chevron

  • The Coca-Cola Company

  • CVS Health

  • Dell Technologies

  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.

  • DTE Energy Company

  • DuPont

  • Entergy Services

  • Ericsson

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • EY

  • FedEx

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

  • Fifth Third Bancorp

  • Ford Motor Company

  • General Motors

  • IBM

  • Intel Corporation

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Kellogg Company


The Top Corporations will be honored during the 2018 WBENC Summit & Salute, a gathering of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 20 – 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The event will showcase senior executives discussing their industries, anticipated changes and innovations in their supply chain, and the impact these will have on the WBEs who do business with them.


WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 14,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. 


Posted on January 31, 2018 and filed under WBENC News, Corporate Members, Top Corporations.