February 1, 2023 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to recognize 66 corporations with the prestigious 2023 WBENC America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award, the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth and opportunities for women-owned businesses.
The 2023 America’s Top Corporations for WBEs award honors those corporations who have demonstrated a continuous and growing commitment to creating business opportunities for women-owned businesses within their supply chains. WBENC applauds the 2023 honorees for successfully implementing diversity and inclusion programs that enable growth and innovation for women’s business enterprises.
“The 2023 WBENC America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises know that WBEs are critical to driving new sources of revenue, identifying innovation and growth opportunities, and contributing to important Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) goals and initiatives,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “We are proud to recognize these impactful Top Corporations as we work together in our mutual commitment to fueling the growth and development of women-owned businesses.”
The Agriculture, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, and Retail industries provide outreach to WBEs, tapping into several demographics in efforts to educate about their industry as well as providing avenues for women-owned businesses with innovative products to connect with the right buyers.
The Coca-Cola Company
The ODP Corporation
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G)
In the Automotive, Transportation and Logistics industry, these leaders, with robust Tier 2 programs, invest in WBEs by going deep into their supply chains to mentor suppliers.
Ford Motor Company
|Nissan Group of the Americas
The Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry leaders provide WBEs with industry insights and emerging innovation trends critical to doing business in this industry as part of the WBENC focus on innovation.
|Bristol Myers Squibb
Johnson & Johnson
In the Chemicals, Energy, and Utilities sectors, these corporations are impacting the next generation of women-owned businesses to ensure sustainability of future supply and their business models, such as investing in advanced education and/or mentoring by industry executives.
bp America Inc.
|Entergy Services, LLC
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Shell USA, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Top Corporations in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate & Facilities Management industries have leading programs addressing barriers faced by women-owned businesses. In addition, there is external investment in programs that support women-owned businesses, particularly in the education of financial health and access to capital.
Allstate Insurance Company
American Family Insurance
Bank of America
Fifth Third Bank
Robert Half International
The Technology, Aerospace & Defense industries make impactful investments in professional development programs for WBEs, including a focus on digital transformation.
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
The Travel & Hospitality and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation industries are making an impact with their category strategy approach to supplier diversity, focusing on specific needs in their supply chain and opening opportunities for women-owned businesses.
|MGM Resorts International
The Walt Disney Company
The Top Corporations will be honored during the 2023 WBENC National Conference, the largest event of its kind focused on women-owned businesses. More than 4,000 entrepreneurs and corporate business leaders will gather March 20-23, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn more about WBENC America’s Top Corporations for WBEs: https://www.wbenc.org/about-wbenc/awards/top-corporations-for-womens-business-enterprises/
Learn more about the 2023 WBENC National Conference: https://www.wbenc.org/conference/