I’m very pleased to announce that Social Media Group has just received certification as a woman-owned business from WeConnect, which is an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses operated by women in the United States. They partner with regional organizations across North America to provide a national standard of certification to women-owned businesses and are also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.
What does this mean for Social Media Group? A couple of things:
1. Acknowledgment and official certification that the company is owned, operated and controlled by a woman, which I think sets a great example.
2. Many large corporations have active supplier diversity programs. Receiving this official certification will now qualify SMG to participate in those programs globally.
Are you a female entrepreneur? Then check out WeConnect in Canada or WBENC in the United States to find out more about these organizations, which are committed to both helping corporate members bring more diversity to their businesses and helping certified businesses make the most of all available opportunities.
As a side note, I’d like to thank Katie from Ford Motor Company purchasing for mentioning this program to me more than three years ago. The program didn’t extend to non-U.S.-based companies at the time, but now does, thanks in part to the questions you encouraged me to ask!