Forward Vision Marketing Receives National Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

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The marketing firm’s diversity delivers richer results and potential tax benefits for clients

Dyanne Williamson & Kelly Stark, Forward Vision Owners

Dyanne Williamson & Kelly Stark

We find that having a diverse workforce brings diversity of thought, innovation and leadership to our company and to our client projects

Forward Vision, a Dallas-based full-service B2B marketing agency, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Council - Southwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Forward Vision Marketing is a partnership between Kelly Stark and Dyanne Williamson, veteran marketers specializing in the technology sector, with a focus on wireless technology. The partners have built a diverse, experienced and talented team that delivers a full range of marketing services for international firms, leading-edge startups, mid-market technology firms and large multinational corporations. More importantly, they deliver results.

“Certification was a rigorous process, but it was well worth it,” said Kelly Stark, Forward Vision principal. “First, it announces to the country that Forward Vision is who we say are – 100% woman-owned. Second, it lets our clients and potential clients know that we are committed to diversity and the benefits it brings not only to our firm but also to our clients.”

“We find that having a diverse workforce brings diversity of thought, innovation and leadership to our company and to our client projects,” said Dyanne Williamson, Forward Vision principal.

Forward Vision is part of a wave of growth in women-owned businesses (WOBs) between 1972 and 2018. The statistics are astounding:

  • WOBs increased by 3,000 percent.
  • Revenue generated by WOBs increased from $8.1 billion to $1.8 trillion.
  • 40% of all businesses in the U.S. are now owned by women.
  • WOBs employ about 9.2 million people, 40 times the number in the 70s.

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women's Business Council - Southwest is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that 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.

Learn more about Forward Vision marketing and diversity.

About Forward Vision

Forward Vision Marketing is a full-service B2B marketing agency that understands technology, especially wireless technology. Our 20 years of marketing experience uniquely equip us to meet your challenges. We go beyond digital and traditional marketing, offering product and service launch, brand management, product portfolio strategy, market research and sales enablement. Our client portfolio includes Fujitsu Network Communications, SOLiD Inc., ISCO International, SML and MSM Solutions. For more information visit, forwardvision.net.

About WBENC:
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development. We are also 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 and many states, cities and other entities, accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit http://www.wbenc.org.

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