Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification is one of the most widely recognized national certifications for women-owned businesses in the U.S. The certification is now considered the gold standard for women-owned business certifications and is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations. 

As long-time champions of the benefits of supplier diversity initiatives, Atrium has been proudly certified by WBENC for almost 20 years. We firmly believe in the mission of WBENC and the importance of supporting other WBEs in the marketplace.  

Does your firm currently partner with any WBENC-certified firms? If not, take note of these five advantages of partnering with a WBENC-certified company. 

1. TAP INTO NEW NETWORKS & BUILD BUSINESS CONNECTIONS.

WBENC provides a large network of businesses and organizations that can center on similar values.  

2. POTENTIAL TAX INCENTIVES MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU. 

The federal government provides tax incentives to companies who work with minority and women-owned businesses. 

3. ILLUSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION. 

Working with a WBE demonstrates your commitment to D+I efforts. At Atrium we embrace all as individuals by listening, valuing, respecting and putting people first. Learn more about Forward Together. 

4. BENEFIT FROM INNOVATIVE & AGILE FIRMS IN THE MARKET. 

Competitive advantages, including increased profitability and lower overall operating costs, become accessible to you. 

5. DIVERSIFY SUPPLIERS AND GAIN ACCESS TO NEW GOODS & SERVICES. 

When you partner with a WBENC-certified business, you get the added benefit of forming expanding your network to their alliances. We are better together. 

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Partner with a WBENC-certified firm, not just for the value it brings to your company, but also to join in their mission, “to fuel economic growth globally through access to opportunities, by identifying, certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses.” Together, we can work to elevate women-owned businesses across all industries and become partners with one of the most well-respected networks around.  

Alternately, are you a woman-owned firm considering pursuing your WBENC-certification?  This certification gives companies like yours access to increased visibility in corporate and government supply chains, education and development programs, and networking opportunities with thousands of women entrepreneurs.  

We can’t talk about our WBENC certification without throwing a shout out to our Founder and CEO Rebecca Cenni-Leventhal. At the incredible age of twenty-four with a vision well ahead of her time, she understood that employee experience is not something that should be limited to full-time employees. Her founding principles–Listening. Valuing. Respecting– as well as her bold offer to provide benefits to temporary workforces not only established her character, but also shaped a unique position within the market.  

Today, Rebecca’s value set continues to influence corporate culture at Atrium, and her mission to strengthen the human value in work empowers a diverse community of over 20,000 people and 1000 programs nationwide. Follow Rebecca on LinkedIn to learn more about her.