WBENC turned 25 in 2022!

During our 25th year, we continued our dedication to delivering exceptional virtual programs, engaging virtual events, and were finally able to meet back in person for our National Conference!

Look back over our 25 years to see the robust changes WBENC has witnessed to the women’s entrepreneurship landscape, and the milestones and growth of the WBENC network.

25th Timeline

25th Anniversary Sponsors
Innovate with WBENC

Innovate with WBENC was a year-long event initiative to foster and empower innovation during our 25th year. This year-long series featured a variety of opportunities for both WBEs and Corporate Members to better share and understand the needs, opportunities, and challenges around innovation, and learn foundational knowledge needed for innovation.

The series launched in March 2022 with the month-long series Innovate with WBENC: Discover, designed to provide foundational knowledge on innovation needs within specific industries. The series culminated in the exclusive November at the in-person WBENCPitch event where 12 WBE Finalists had the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas directly to Corporate Members.

Read about the 2022 WBENCPitch National Competition

National Conference

In 2022, we were excited to connect again with our constituents in person! The 2022 WBENC National Conference took place June 6-9 in Atlanta, Georgia. WBENC, along with our 2022 National Conference Co-Chairs, Accenture, AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Accel inc., ALOM, Ampcus and BoldHaus welcomed the opportunity to highlight accomplishments by our WBEs and our Corporate Members to further a diverse supply chain and business opportunities during our 25th year.

Check out the WBENC 25th Anniversary Timeline of our first 25 years.
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