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					Creating Opportunities…
     Recognizing Excellence
Did You Know?

  Women-owned businesses are the fastest
  growing segment of the U.S. economy (more
  than 9.1 million in the U.S. alone) Women are
  the dominant consumer market spending more
  that $3.6 trillion per year in the U.S.*
  Employing 27.5 million workers
  Yet WBEs receive only 3% of the business
  from America’s major corporations
                                 *U.S Small Business Administration
WBENC’s History

WBENC is the Premier organization for Certification of
 Women Owned Businesses

Mission
  The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is dedicated to advancing
  the success of certified women’s business enterprises, corporate and
  governmental members in partnership with its affiliate women’s business
  organizations.
History
  Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leading third-party certifier of
  businesses owned and operated by women
  The leading advocate of women’s business enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers to
  corporate America.
  Recognized as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization by the IRS
WBENC Membership
is Growing
 As of May 1, 2005 more
 than 192 U.S.                Board of Directors
 corporations, representing
 thousands of America’s          35

 most respected brand            30
                                              Leadership
                                 25
 names, are active               20
                                              Council
                                              Women's
 members of WBENC                15           Forum
                                              Corporate

 Governance: a Board of
                                 10

                                  5
 Directors that includes          0

 both corporate, WBE and
 regional partner
 representatives
WBENC Certification

  WBENC certifies that a company is at least 51%
  owned, operated & controlled by a woman or
  women
  Certification is administered through our affiliate
  partner organizations
  The certification process includes a rigorous
  document review and site assessment
WBENC Today

   WBENC’s 14 regional partners process
   more than 6,000 certification applications
   each year
   WBENC certification is accepted by
   nearly 700 corporations, representing
   America’s most prestigious brands, as
   well as government entities at the state,
   local and Federal levels
Certification is
Growing
        5000
        4500
        4000
        3500
        3000                    1997
        2500
                                2003
        2000
        1500                    2004
        1000
         500
           0
               1997 2003 2004
               Certified WBEs
Companies Accepting
WBENC Certification
 Over 700 companies 700
 accept WBENC         600
 certification        500
 Many prime suppliers 400
 to Federal
 Government are       300

 WBENC members        200

 They can access      100
 WBEs through our       0
 WBENCLink database         1997   2000   2004
WBENC Today
 Profile of the average WBENC certified company:
  – revenues of $7.5M
  – 48 employees
  – 12 years of experience
 More than 60 WBENC certified WBE firms have
 revenues in excess of $100M
 Six certified WBE companies have revenues in
 excess of $1Billion
WBENCLink

 WBENCLink is a tool to enhance sourcing
 success for corporate members
  – Internet database with nearly 5000 certified
    WBE’s
  – Pass code accessible to members only
  – Includes detailed information about each
    certified Woman’s Business Enterprise
    (WBE)
Creating Opportunities

  WBENC provides targeted business opportunities
  for WBEs through MatchMaker Meetings co-
  sponsored with our Corporate Members
  WBENC connects corporations, government
  agencies and WBEs through WEBuy@wbenc.org,
  an online marketplace where RFPs and RFIs are
  posted daily
Women in Business 2005:
Sharing the Vision
 WBENC promotes
 business-to-business
 networking and buyer-
 to-supplier connections
 at its annual national
 conference (Women in
 Business: Sharing the
 Vision) - the country’s
 largest WBE Business
 Fair
Regional Partner
Organizations

   Boston           Columbus, Ohio
   New York City    Detroit
   Philadelphia     Chicago
   Washington, DC   Dallas
   Atlanta          Houston
   Miami            Phoenix
   New Orleans      Portland, OR
Capable Regional
Partners
 The Leadership Council is comprised of top
 executives from WBENC’s 14 regional
 organization partners.
 The Council serves as a creative hub for effective
 implementation of WBE certification nationally,
 and a conduit for identifying and disseminating
 ―best practices‖ in business development and
 procurement for women-owned business.
Regional Partner
Organizations
 Provide certification and other services to all
 50 states and Puerto Rico
 WBE Forums in many locations
 Offer networking, conference and training
 opportunities for WBEs
 Many local events to mix buyers and suppliers
 Have local governance—a Board of Directors
About the WBEA
(ADD WBOP Statistics Here)

     The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)
     works to increase business opportunities for WBEs in
     94 South Texas counties
     The WBEA has over 600 certified WBEs and 75
     corporate members
     WBEA opportunities include an Expo with over 150
     booth participants, Executive Scholarship Program,
     education seminars, a mentoring program and
     networking luncheons/breakfasts
WBENC and Federal
Government Agencies
 Working with Department of Interior’s
 Robert Faithful and the OSDBU Council
 Help WBEs understand how to do business
 with government agencies
 Dream for the future—Federal government
 will accept WBENC Certification as many
 states and cities do now
Encouraging Excellence
 Balanced Score Card
 – Self-scoring tool
   for corporations
 – Quantitative and
   qualitative
   approach
 – Benchmarks
   process and
   facilitates
   development
Balanced Score Card
 Four key
 components to drive
 improvement
  – WBE supplier
    participation
  – Managing WBE
    supplier relationships
  – WBE program
    sustainability
  – Links to market share

				
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