Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Announces Annual List of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises

January 1, 2014 5:27 pm

WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL (WBENC) ANNOUNCES ANNUAL LIST OF AMERICA’S TOP CORPORATIONS FOR WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Top Corporations for Women's Business EnterprisesWashington, DC, March 6 – In concert with Women’s History Month, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) today announced the 16th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class Supplier Diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for Women’s Business Enterprises.

“WBENC’s Top Corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets – both domestically and internationally,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development. “WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn are able to fuel innovation, and empower communities through economic growth and job creation.”

The award announcement aligns with both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8th, recognizing the accomplishments of both the WBENC Top Corporations and the WBEs they hire who compete successfully across industries and the global marketplace.

WBENC’s Top Corporations will be honored in front of an audience of 1,500 attendees at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises taking place March 18-19, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. The event will showcase senior executives discussing the trends, challenges, and opportunities across multiple industries which impact the supply chain landscape. To join C-suite and senior executives of WBENC Corporate and Government Members, WBEs, WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), and other stakeholders in the women’s and diverse business community at the WBENC Summit & Salute visit http://summit.wbenc.org.

Accenture
AECOM
Alcatel-Lucent
Allstate Insurance Co.
Altria Group, Inc.
AT&T
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Bank of America
BP America Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Capital One
Chevron
CVS Health
Dell Inc.
DuPont
Energy Future Holdings
Entergy Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
EY
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford Motor Company
General Mills
General Motors Company
IBM
Johnson & Johnson
Kellogg Company
Kelly Services, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Macy’s, Inc.
ManpowerGroup
Marriott International, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Office Depot, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Raytheon Company
Shell
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
The Kroger Co.
The Procter & Gamble Company
The Walt Disney Company
TOYOTA
United Airlines
UPS
Verizon
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wells Fargo

Under the banner of “Join Forces. Succeed Together.”, WBENC’s Summit & Salute is a major national event designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture, EY and Ampcus, the Summit & Salute provides access to the business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities that enable sustainable growth. The Summit & Salute also honors 14 Women’s Business Enterprise Stars, each one representing a WBENC Regional Partner Organization.

About WBENC

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 12,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

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