WBENC Certification

Eisenhart Joist & Deck, INC is proud to have been recently certified by the WBENC.

In 2000, the Women’s Business Development Center (www.womensbdc.org), the first gender focused women’s business development center in the Mid-Atlantic region, expanded its programs and established, along with Fortune 500 corporations, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council to certify women-owned businesses and assist corporations in creating and building world class supplier diversity programs.

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) is a purchasing council for nationally certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs). The Council provides WBENC women business enterprise certification as well as educational, networking, procurement-related, and informational programs and services that foster growth and business opportunities between WBEs and purchasing entities, including major corporations and government agencies.

As a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) co-founder and one of fourteen regional partner organizations (RPOs), the Council administers WBENC’s National Certification Standards and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business certification in Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. WBEC is also the third party certifier for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia.

Currently, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council has 1200 WBENC certified women business enterprises with revenues of approximately $8 billion and who employ 40,000 (www.wbecouncil.org).

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is dedicated to advancing the success of certified women’s business enterprises and corporate members in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations.

WBENC’s goal is to foster diversity in the world of commerce. Its programs and policies are designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations and government agencies to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier diversity programs (www.wbenc.org).