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2017-01-10 | WBENC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Honors Top Corporations Advancing Women Owned Businesses

WBENC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Honors Top Corporations Advancing Women Owned Businesses

Washington, DC | January 10, 2017 — The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) proudly celebrates 20 years of women’s business development and recognizes 59 corporations with the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award. These exceptional corporate partners have played a significant role in the success of this organization, making a substantial impact on the growth and advancement of WBEs, and supporting the mission and vision of WBENC over two decades.

WBENC is honored to showcase these Top Corporations and their influential commitment to WBEs as we celebrate 20 years of furthering the success of women owned businesses. The Top Corporations’ collective spend with WBEs exceeds $35.7 billion, positively impacting our nation and our communities by fueling economic growth while breaking down barriers for women owned businesses.

WBENC’s 2016 America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order):

  • Accenture, LLP
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Altria Group
  • AT&T
  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Capital One
  • Cargill
  • Chevron
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • CVS Health
  • Dell Technologies
  • DTE Energy Company
  • DuPont
  • Entergy Services
  • Ericsson North America
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • EY
  • FedEx
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • Intel Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kelly Services, Inc.
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • ManpowerGroup
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Merck
  • MetLife
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto Company
  • Nationwide
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Target Corporation
  • United Airlines
  • UPS
  • Verizon
  • Vistra Energy
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Wells Fargo & Co.

WBENC’s Top Corporations will be honored during the 20th Anniversary celebrations in front of an audience of more than 1,500 business leaders at the Summit & Salute taking place March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. This milestone event will showcase senior executives discussing the future of their industries, anticipated changes and innovations in their supply chain, and the impact these will have on the WBEs who do business with them. Sponsored by Accenture, EY, Ampcus Inc., and ASAP Solutions Group, this highly anticipated event provides access to the industry insights and senior-level networking opportunities that enable sustainable growth for all businesses. In addition to recognizing the 2016 Top Corporations, WBENC will unveil the Women of Distinction and honor past leaders, WBE Stars, and other influential contributors who have enabled two decades of success.

To learn more about the event or WBENC’s Top Corporations, visit http://summit.wbenc.org.

About WBENC Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 13,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC-Certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to http://www.wbenc.org.