Each year, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) honors 14 exemplary women business leaders with the nation's premier award for excellence in business leadership—the WBE Star Award. These successful entrepreneurs, all WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs), are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields, and an inspiration to women business owners across the country.

Each WBENC WBE Star has been selected by one of WBENC's 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs). The first WBENC WBE Stars were awarded in 1998, and each year through 2017 a new group of women business owners have been recognized at the annual Summit & Salute event. 

Previous WBE Stars