Business Accelerator and Mentorship Program for Chemical Industry Women-Owned Enterprises

The WBENC Chemical Industry Accelerator is a premier acceleration program that fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses in the Chemical Industry. WBENC is proud to invest in the next generation Women-Owned Enterprises within the Chemical sector through the support of our sponsors, BASF, DOW and Ecolab.


  • Tuesday, August 9th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday, September 20th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday, October 11th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Thursday, October 27th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday, December 6th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Tuesday, January 24th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • Wednesday, February 15th (12:00pm – 2:00 pm ET)
  • WBENC National Event (March 20th – 23rd)



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The 2022 Chemical Industry Accelerator will run from August 2022 through March 2023.


Virtual sessions monthly & optional In-Person field trips may be available per regional availability.

* The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. We will notify program participants of all requirements to attend the 2023 WBENC Conference at the time of enrollment. 

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Program Details

The WBENC Chemical Industry group is excited to announce the first-ever cohort for the 2022 Chemical Industry Accelerator. This exclusive accelerator will launch with limited spaces available to maximize the impact and relationship building among the Corporations and WBEs in the small cohort with the goals of:

  • Increasing awareness of an opportunities to do business with the Chemical Industry
  • Providing insights into the supply chain needs and requirements of this diverse industry
  • Support and foster insights and connections with experts and decision makers within the participating chemical corporations through classes and sponsor pod interactions

With the goal of leading to new business opportunities, this program will provide valuable insights into the Chemical Industry supply chain needs and requirements. Participants will gain experience working with corporate experts and decision makers from across the industry who are invested in supporting WBEs that want to grow and innovate their business. As a member of this limited availability, small cohort, you will build relationships with Chemical Industry executives and other WBEs.

Topics to include:

  • Innovation – Learning how to be a disrupting factor to the industry
  • Sustainability & ESG – Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Access to Capital
  • Match Making with Chemical Industry Corporations
  • Sponsor Pods for building closer corporate relationships
  • and much more!
Who Should Apply

Are you a WBE in the Chemical or Manufacturing industries with an innovative or disruptive technology? Are you looking to grow your technical skill-based business to the next level and pivot to the Chemical Industry? You may be ready to join the Chemical Accelerator Program!

Selection Criteria

  • Currently certified in good standing as a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Must be the majority owner of the company
  • Have a minimum of three years experience operating a business
  • Provide goods or services applicable to the Chemical Industry
  • Applicant agrees that upon acceptance, they will participate in all monthly virtual sessions and an in-person culmination event
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Tuition & Fees

Program tuition generously provided by Corporate Sponsors. If a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not successfully complete the program they will be required to pay $1,500 to WBENC to cover the pre-paid cost for their participation in the program.

Cancellation Policy

If a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not successfully complete the program they will be required to pay $1,500 to WBENC to cover the pre-paid cost for their participation in program.