From the Expo floor to festive networking receptions, the National Conference is your chance to make lasting connections with fellow entrepreneurs, supplier diversity professionals and others.
Pitch your business to corporations and government entities seeking women-owned suppliers at the Expo and formal Meet & Greet sessions, while connecting with procurement and supplier diversity professionals from some of America’s most prestigious brands throughout the Conference.
Innovative experiential learning opportunities and inspiring speakers and panels provide business owners and other professionals with the tools and resources to develop as leaders and changemakers.
Have some fun with your dynamic network of powerful women and #Hes4Shes. Help us celebrate some of the nation’s most successful women-owned businesses and the corporations who are doing the most to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs.
Expect to meet thousands of supplier diversity professionals, procurement and senior executive representatives from the Fortune 1000 and federal government, women business owners and their teams, and key representatives of WBENC strategic partner organizations.
The WBENC National Conference is open to WBENC-Certified WBE business owners and their teams; buyers, procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and government officials from WBENC Corporate and Government Members; and representatives from our 14 Regional Partner Organizations and other strategic partners.
We also invite non-certified small businesses, students, and representatives from non-member corporations and government entities to attend to learn about our organization and network of opportunity.
At WBENC, our mission is to fuel economic growth by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses. The commitment and support from our valued sponsors allows us to continue to grow our programming, enhance our event experiences, and provide relevant resources to develop women entrepreneurs and their supporters.
For the 2023 National Conference, WBENC has two key advisory groups, Conference Co-Chairs and our 2023 Host Committee. These groups of constituents are dedicated to ensuring this year’s event is as valuable and innovative as ever!
Our National Corporate Membership is at an all-time high, and we hope that all of you can join us in Nashville, March 20-23, as we celebrate our collective successes. Your willingness to sponsor, participate, engage, and support our WBENC-Certified Women Owned businesses truly elevates our mission.
Our 14 Regional Partner Organizations are by our side every day, executing certification and programming, and will all be represented in Nashville in March. All Women Business Enterprises, both WBENC-Certified and those that are not yet certified are invited to attend this unique opportunity for engagement and networking.