Every month we spotlight one of our Council Member organizations to keep you up to date with their most recent initiatives and events, what resources they provide and how you can get involved in their amazing work. The NWBC Group of Six includes the representatives of the participating women’s business organizations: Association of Women Business Centers, Astia, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women Business Enterprise National Council, Women Impacting Public Policy, and Women Presidents’ Organization.
The Group of Six leads the process of identifying, monitoring and analyzing programs, initiatives and policies currently at the forefront of their respective organizations. This committee works to educate the Council on new and existing programs that are making a difference in the advancement of women-owned businesses and assess opportunities for improvement of those programs.
This month we are featuring the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. They do this by partnering with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.
WBENC’s core platform consists of certification, opportunities, resources and engagement. Along with providing certification services, WBENC is an advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations and is dedicated to advancing the success of corporate members, certified women’s business enterprises, and government entities. WBENC is committed to diversity in the world of commerce which they have proven drives innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide opportunities that fuel and grow the economy. They are also committed to women’s business enterprises scaling and growing and through in-person events connect women’s business enterprises with business opportunities. One such event coming up is their National Conference and Business Fair in Austin, TX this June and we can’t wait to join them there!
Their strategic priorities for 2015 include:
- Continue to deliver best in class women’s business enterprises and WOSB certification processes to women’s business enterprises wishing to do business in both the public and private sectors. This world class standard will be supported by appropriate advanced tools, technology and resources.
- Accelerate opportunities for their constituents with advanced programming that enhances relationship building, growth, business development and capacity building.
- Provide resource options that promote economic growth and breakdown barriers impacting women-owned businesses.