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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Names America’s Top Corporations for Women-Owned Businesses for 2023

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to recognize 66 corporations with the prestigious 2023 WBENC America’s Top…

By Girl Power News , in News , at April 25, 2023

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to recognize 66 corporations with the prestigious 2023 WBENC America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award, the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth and opportunities for women-owned businesses.

The 2023 America’s Top Corporations for WBEs award honors those corporations that have demonstrated a continuous and growing commitment to creating business opportunities for women-owned businesses within their supply chains. WBENC applauds the 2023 honorees for successfully implementing diversity and inclusion programs that enable growth and innovation for women’s business enterprises.

The 2023 WBENC America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (by industry clusters):

The Agriculture, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, and Retail industries provide outreach to WBEs, tapping into several demographics in efforts to educate about their industry as well as providing avenues for women-owned businesses with innovative products to connect with the right buyers.

Cargill
The Coca-Cola Company
Kellogg Company
Macy’s, Inc.
The ODP Corporation
PepsiCo
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G)
Sodexo
Target
Walmart Inc.

In the Automotive, Transportation and Logistics industries, these leaders, with robust Tier 2 programs, invest in WBEs by going deep into their supply chains to mentor suppliers.

Adient
Cummins Inc.
FedEx
Ford Motor Company
General Motors
Nissan Group of the Americas 
Stellantis
TOYOTA
UPS

The Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry leaders provide WBEs with industry insights and emerging innovation trends critical to doing business in this industry as part of the WBENC focus on innovation.

Bristol Myers Squibb
CVS Health
GSK
Johnson & Johnson
Medtronic, Inc
Merck
Pfizer Inc.
Vizient, Inc.

In the Chemicals, Energy, and Utilities sectors, these corporations are impacting the next generation of women-owned businesses to ensure sustainability of future supply and their business models, such as investing in advanced education and/or mentoring by industry executives.

American Water
BASF Corporation
bp America Inc.
Chevron
DTE Energy
DuPont
Entergy Services, LLC
ExxonMobil Corporation 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Shell USA, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Vistra

Top Corporations in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate & Facilities Management industries have leading programs addressing barriers faced by women-owned businesses. In addition, there is external investment in programs that support women-owned businesses, particularly in the education of financial health and access to capital.

Accenture
Allstate Insurance Company
American Family Insurance
Bank of America
Capital One
CBRE
EY 
Fifth Third Bank
Nationwide
Robert Half International
Truist
Wells Fargo

The Technology, Aerospace & Defense industries make impactful investments in professional development programs for WBEs, including a focus on digital transformation.

Apple Inc.
AT&T
CDW
Comcast NBCUniversal
Google
IBM
Intel Corporation
Pitney Bowes
Raytheon Technologies
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Verizon

The Travel & Hospitality and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation industries are making an impact with their category strategy approach to supplier diversity, focusing on specific needs in their supply chain and opening opportunities for women-owned businesses.

Hilton
Marriott International
MGM Resorts International
The Walt Disney Company

The Top Corporations will be honored during the 2023 WBENC National Conference, the largest event of its kind focused on women-owned businesses. More than 4,000 entrepreneurs and corporate business leaders will gather March 20-23, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Learn more about WBENC America’s Top Corporations for WBEs: https://www.wbenc.org/about-wbenc/awards/top-corporations-for-womens-business-enterprises/

Learn more about the 2023 WBENC National Conference: https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

About WBENC

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, supported by more than 540 Corporate Members. Throughout the year, WBENC provides professional development, business development, and outreach opportunities for more than 18,000 WBENC-Certified women-owned businesses, Corporate and Government Members, and the national WBENC network. Learn more at www.wbenc.org.