Have You Supported Women-Owned Businesses?

As October comes to an end, it's not too late to celebrate women-owned small businesses for National Women's Small Business Month. Join WBENC in bringing awareness to female entrepreneurs for the rest of this month (and beyond) by buying from women-owned businesses.

Betty Manetta Recognized as WBE Star

Each year, WBENC presents 14 women business owners with the prestigious Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star Award. Congratulations to Betty Manetta for being recognized!

2019 Educational Program Opportunities

Did you know that as a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), you have access to on-site educational opportunities throughout the US? We've listed five programs below available for women business owners and entrepreneurs to learn how to strategically scale their company and become leaders within their industry.

Who Decides Gala Award Winners?

This year we had over 70 nominees across 6 categories. And while every nominee is deserving of an award, decisions still had to be made. We’ve detailed the nomination and judging process below to give you some insight on how the winners are chosen.

WBENC’s 2019 Summit & Salute – Register Today! [March 11-13]

Join us March 11-13, 2019 as women entrepreneurs, corporate representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters gather in Houston, Texas for three days of networking and learning, all centered around finding and nurturing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.

Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month

October is National Women's Small Business Month and we will be celebrating all month long! Did you know that there are more than 11 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. - 38 percent of all businesses - with annual revenues of $1.6 trillion? You can read more about the latest facts on women-owned businesses in this recent SBA blog.

Women In Toys Empowerment Day 2018

Women In Toys is a non-profit established to serve women at all stages of their career who work in or are seeking to work in the toy, licensing, and entertainment industries. At the annual Fall Toy Preview held in Dallas, Texas, WIT holds its Empowerment Day offering mentorship, product pitches, and inspiration for women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

Get Involved: Grow Your Business

"If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may find the woman-owned certification requirements a bit excessive - and a little overwhelming - at first. If you can get past the initial shock, you may see the benefits of certification outweigh the work required to complete certification. Some of the many valuable benefits of this certification include increased visibility and access to the Fortune 500 business world. But you have to get involved and network" -Patricia Rodriguez Christian