The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a non-profit organization committed to women’s business development, recently unveiled its prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises awards. The WBE showcases companies in the United States that are furthering the professional success of women by granting them higher representation at senior management levels.
Major corporations such as Chevron, FedEx, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble are among those listed.
A recently conducted study shows just how much women-owned businesses contribute to boost the national economy: if society could access all the untapped potential female-led companies possess, those businesses would have the possibility to generate $10 trillion in revenue (roughly three to four times greater than current numbers).
The WBENC, which is in its 20th year of existence, also recognizes female entrepreneurs by granting a special certification to businesses that are owned by women.
“We are so proud not only of the increasing number of WBENC’s Top Corporations, but also for the leadership of these corporations who are consistently choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities for women suppliers in new markets—both domestically and internationally,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn are able to fuel innovation and empower communities through economic growth and job creation.”