To fuel success for women-owned businesses, WBENC offers multiple programs and opportunities designed to support business development and growth, from pitch competitions to executive education programs.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive. We could not succeed without the support of our dedicated Corporate Members, sponsors, advocates, and other supporters. Join us!
Join WBENC in creating an environment of opportunity for women-owned businesses.
As a WBENC Corporate Member, your company helps to set the national agenda for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) by providing equal access to procurement opportunities. WBENC also offers Corporate Members a variety of services and programs including, but exclusive access to our online database of certified WBEs.
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.
Bringing consumer recognition to Women Owned businesses.
Women Owned is an initiative from the WBENC and WEConnect International to create a movement of support for women-owned businesses. We support female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them by raising awareness for why, where, and how to buy women-owned.
Next time you are running errands or shopping, keep on the look-out for the Women Owned Logo.
Any storefronts, websites and product labels bearing the Women Owned Logo have been certified as at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women by WBENC in the United States and WEConnect International globally.
Shop Women-Owned Brands
Need a handy guide to women-owned businesses to support? Check out our Women Owned Business Directory, featuring hundreds of products from WBENC or WEConnect-Certified businesses.
Use your spending power to support the corporations most dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and supporting women entrepreneurs.
The commitment, engagement, and energy of our Corporate Members is what makes it possible for WBENC and our network of Regional Partner Organizations to continue to support and develop women-owned businesses.
ACTIntentionally is a WBENC campaign that enables us to show our appreciation for those corporations most supportive of our mission and dedicated to the inclusion of women-owned business in their supply chain.
Are you already a member of the WBENC network, a current Corporate Member or WBENC-Certified WBE, and want to find more ways to support the network? Consider the below opportunities to get involved, provide valuable feedback to our organization, and grow our network.
WBENC Ambassadors — Ambassadors build connections and grow awareness about WBENC and Supplier Diversity. They are strong champions of WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), and strive to create opportunity connections between WBEs and Corporate Members.
Women’s Enterprise Forum (The Forum) — The Forum is a select group of WBEs who serve in an advisory capacity to the WBENC Board of Directors. The Forum gives input and feedback on WBENC programs and other matters at the direction of the Board.