Becoming certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business demonstrates our commitment to supplier diversity as well as women in leadership, and we’re proud to be recognized.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 07, 2018
Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace said, “Ellevate Network is committed to making the world a more just and equitable place. All the work we do contributes to opportunities for professional women to hold leadership positions, receive the job opportunities they deserve, and develop their businesses. This is because we believe that diversity brings greater innovation to business, smarter decision making, and higher ROE’s. Becoming certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business demonstrates our commitment to supplier diversity as well as women in leadership, and we’re proud to be recognized as a WBE.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
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About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit http://www.wbenc.org.