Get Certified as a Minority Business…WBENC Certification

“Get Noticed in the Corporate Space with a Women-Owned Business Certification”

Get Certified as a Minority Business…WBENC Certification



As you mature in your business, you begin to diversify your portfolio of client to include corporate clients as your primary target market. As you branch into this market, you want access and opportunity, resources, visibility, and uplevel your skillset in the corporate space.

If you are a minority, women-owned business…you want to participate in this webinar!

Our speaker, Vanessa Foster, is going to walk us through the process of getting certified and why it is important to have this certification for your brand!


  • What is WBENC Certification?
  • The action steps of the certification process.
  • Why should your business apply for WBENC Certification?
  • Is WBENC Certification right for your business?
  • How can your business leverage the certification?
  • Additional resources of support offered by WBENC.

NSBWEP Members – Complimentary | Non-Members $35.00

About Our Speaker:

Vanessa Foster is the Growth and Retention specialist for WBEC Greater DMV; division of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) . Women’s growth and success has always been Vanessa’s passion. Vanessa have spent most of her career working and uplifting women and people in need. She has worked at the Department of State, where she helped spouses and families of federal employees overseas. Foster has also worked at another non-profit organization, called So Others Might Eat (SOME), where the organization sole purpose is to help the homeless find housing and to receive medical care.

Vanessa wanted to further help women and others , which brought her to WBEC Greater DMV. Vanessa has been a part of WBEC Greater DMV network for two years. During her tenure, she has been a part of the certification team, which upholds the gold standard of certifying a women owned business. Vanessa is now the Growth and Retention specialist, where her main goal is to explain the benefits of WBENC certification, and to encourage women to be a part of this network, where they can always find support.

About WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council):

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive.

WBENC believes diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy. That’s why they not only provide the most relied upon certification standard for women-owned businesses, but also offer the tools to help them succeed.

WBENC was founded in 1997 to develop a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification. Since then, the organization has grown to become the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country, and offers programming and resources to help women-owned businesses thrive.

This is possible through the support from Corporate and Government Members, dedicated to supplier diversity and investing in the development of women-owned businesses as suppliers.

Date: November 29, 2023
Duration: 1 Day