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

Congratulations To Our Sustaining (Corporate) Members

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)recognized Bank of America, Ericsson, Exxon Mobile Corporation, FedEx, IBM, PepsiCo, Inc., Raytheon, TOYOTA, UPS, Vistra Energy, and Walmart Stores, Inc. as America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) in 2017. WBENC’s Top Corporations set the standard for enabling women suppliers to access increased opportunities in new markets – both domestically and internationally. The selection of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) is conducted annually by the Women’s Business Enterprise National

Grow Your Business In The Energy, Oil, and Gas Industry

Are you looking to grow your business in the energy, oil and gas industry? Apply for the WBENC Energy Executive Program; a week-long immersive experience focused on increasing the competitive advantage and capabilities of women leaders within the energy, oil, and gas industry supply chains. The program plays a vital role in developing women businesses as successful future suppliers and further breaking down barriers for women entrepreneurs. Industry experts and professors will teach the intensive curriculum for this program from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business and include

Opportunity is Knocking: Apply Now for the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program

Are you ready to take your business and leadership to the next level? Consider applying for the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program. The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program brought to you by IBM, is an extensive, six-day executive development program taught by professors at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). The program is designed to help WBEs beyond the startup phase to assess, improve, and grow their businesses. If you are ready to accelerate your business and dedicated to understanding a multifaceted approach to business operations

CEO and Co-founder of Akorbi, Claudia Mirza Named A “2018 WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STAR” BY WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL - SOUTHWEST

At the 2018 Summit and Salute Conference, WBENC honored Claudia Mirza as a Women’s Business Enterprise Star for her business accomplishments, her inspiration to other women, and her leadership and vision as CEO and Co-founder of Akorbi. Akorbi was founded to help companies build compassionate, human connections, to increase their global or diverse market position through innovation, language, and people. As a WBENC-Certified WBE since 2007, Mirza’s company has constantly evolved to meet the needs of its customers. For example, Akorbi launched a compliance division to help clients with HIPAA

Free Shell Event at WBENC Summit and Salute

Join Shell Oil Company, WBCS, and WBENC for a special one-time powerful collaborative experience. Help connect the dots between energy education and WBE partnering by leveraging the WBENC network. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:45am - 11:30am Hilton Anatole Hotel | 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, Texas RSVP to Ruth Kapansa at [email protected]

WBENC Summit & Salute 2018 Sessions

We are so excited that Summit & Salute will be in Dallas this year March 20-22, 2018! You can now plan your Summit with the full industry session details and schedule now available on the website. This year, as part of the rich educational programming, WBENC is proud to offer seven industry tracks featuring insights from some of America's leading corporations and business minds. Not yet registered? There is still time. Register today! Industry Tracks and Sessions: Energy & Utilities Technology & Information Technology Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Retail, Food & Beverage, and Consumer

WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program

WBENC's Student Entrepreneur Program is a week-long business development program for women entrepreneurs enrolled full time at a college or university in the U.S. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 program, which takes place June 17-22, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Reasons to Apply: A week of entrepreneurship-focused curriculum that culminates in a Pitch Competition awarding $10,000 in seed capital. Attendance is FREE for accepted students - including travel, lodging, expenses, and access to the conference. Takes place during WBENC's National Conference & Business Fair, giving

Do Women Make Predictable Mistakes when Presenting and Communicating?

WBCS is excited have special guest blogger today, Merrie Spaeth of Spaeth Communication. So many of our WBEs and Corporate (Sustaining) Members are incredible communicators, but what Merrie outlines in the article below are some common mistakes that you may be victim to. With Business Works in less than two weeks, its an ideal time to tune-up those communication skills and consider how you're presenting yourself. Do Women Make Predictable Mistakes when Presenting and Communicating? Are Women Different from Men? By Merrie Spaeth Recently, we’ve seen a spate of advice articles claiming that