WBENC Names America’s Top Corporations for Women-Owned Businesses in 2018

January 31, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to honor 60 corporations with the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award. 

The Top Corporations award honors those corporations who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the inclusion of women-owned businesses in their supply chains.  WBENC applauds the 2018 honorees for successfully implementing world-class diversity and inclusion programs that enable growth and innovation, while breaking down barriers for women-owned businesses.

To underscore that commitment, the Top Corporations collectively spent more than $39.5 billion on WBENC-Certified WBE suppliers in 2018, an increase of $200 million from the prior year. Helping to drive those results is a dedication to developing and increasing spend with diverse suppliers — all 60 Top Corporations offer mentoring and development programs for WBE suppliers, 98 percent have annual diversity spend goals, and 90 percent tie those goals directly to executive’s performance and bonus structure. (See more facts and figures about the 2018 Top Corporations for WBEs.)

The 2018 America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are:

(in alphabetical order)

  • Kellogg Company

  • Kelly Services, Inc.

  • The Kroger Co.

  • Macy's, Inc.

  • ManpowerGroup

  • Marriott International, Inc.

  • Merck & Co., Inc.

  • MetLife

  • MGM Resorts International

  • Monsanto Company, now Bayer

  • Nationwide

  • Nissan North America, Inc.

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Pfizer Inc.

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Raytheon Company

  • ROBERT HALF

  • Shell Oil Company

  • Sodexo

  • Target Corporation

  • TIAA

  • TOYOTA

  • United Airlines

  • UPS

  • Verizon

  • Vistra Energy

  • Walmart Inc.

  • The Walt Disney Company

  • Wells Fargo & Co.

  • Accenture, LLP

  • Adient

  • Allstate Insurance Company

  • AT&T

  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.

  • Bank of America

  • BP America, Inc.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Capital One

  • Cargill

  • CenterPoint Energy

  • Chevron

  • The Coca-Cola Company

  • Cummins Inc.

  • Dell Technologies

  • DTE Energy Company

  • DuPont

  • Entergy Services

  • 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

The Top Corporations will be honored during the 2019 WBENC Summit & Salute, a gathering of more than 1,800 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 11-13, 2019 in Houston, Texas. To learn more about the WBENC Summit & Salute and America’s Top Corporations for WBEs, visit summit.wbenc.org.

About WBENC

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 15,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more about WBENC.

 

 
Posted on January 31, 2019 and filed under WBENC News, Corporate Members, Top Corporations.