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Advocating for Women-owned Businesses

Founded in 1999, WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV is still a thriving community today.

Comprised of two of the 14 regional partner organizations of WBENC—WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV is the nation’s leading advocate for women-owned businesses. We provide WBENC certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—and support certified women-owned businesses in our New York and Washington, D.C. regions, with educational programs, networking opportunities and recognition.

WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV is incorporated in the state of New York and recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Metro NY & Greater DMV Women-owned Businesses Account for:

$+
BILLION
TOTAL REVENUE

TOTAL
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
$
MILLION
AVERAGE REVENUE

YEARS
AVERAGE YEARS IN BUSINESS

PEOPLE
AVERAGE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

Benefits of Being a Female Business Owner 

Our certified women-owned businesses build on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations, federal agencies and other WBEs nationwide.

Most Fortune 1000 corporations require women-owned businesses to be WBENC certified to access their supplier diversity programs. These world-class programs serve as a bridge to countless business opportunities for certified WBEs.

Getting certified is the first step. We’re here to help women-owned businesses reach their goals.

Areas of Focus

Our three areas of focus are delivering business Content, building WBE Community, and providing Connections for business opportunities.

Content

The contribution of tools, resources, and information to the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV network facilitates the

  • Understanding the tools needed to maximize the benefits of the network
  • Leadership development for business infrastructure growth
  • Language and information so WBEs can identify the area their product or services impact

Content can be provided through:

  • Participating in WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV programs as a presenter or panelist
  • Providing access to WBEs or Corporate Members to content focus opportunities
  • Inviting WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV constituents to informational internal organizational programs
  • Providing WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV with important information to share with its constituents

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Community

The impact of opportunities to connect WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV constituents with one another for the general benefit of the WBE community. Community opportunities provide constituents not only with a sense of belonging but possibilities to meet other WBEs, Corporate Members and supporters within the diverse WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV and WBENC network, and overall women-owned business community as a whole. It is the Social Capital that is needed to get the information referenced above:

  • Learning about the right time/ right place for opportunities
  • Peer to peer relationship building
  • Sharing best practices and challenges and solutions
  • Peer to peer buying

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Connections

The offering of resources and opportunities to the constituents of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV network through WBE to WBE, WBE to Corporate, WBE to Opportunities and Allies/Mentors/Partners

Connections. Connections include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing contracting opportunities
  • Reporting spend within the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV WBE network
  • Providing mentorship either individually or in a formal program
  • Providing referrals to WBEs to resources and opportunities within and outside of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV and WBENC network

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Content

The contribution of tools, resources, and information to the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV network facilitates the

  • Understanding the tools needed to maximize the benefits of the network
  • Leadership development for business infrastructure growth
  • Language and information so WBEs can identify the area their product or services impact

Content can be provided through:

  • Participating in WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV programs as a presenter or panelist
  • Providing access to WBEs or Corporate Members to content focus opportunities
  • Inviting WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV constituents to informational internal organizational programs
  • Providing WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV with important information to share with its constituents

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Community

The impact of opportunities to connect WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV constituents with one another for the general benefit of the WBE community. Community opportunities provide constituents not only with a sense of belonging but possibilities to meet other WBEs, Corporate Members and supporters within the diverse WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV and WBENC network, and overall women-owned business community as a whole. It is the Social Capital that is needed to get the information referenced above:

  • Learning about the right time/ right place for opportunities
  • Peer to peer relationship building
  • Sharing best practices and challenges and solutions
  • Peer to peer buying

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Connections

The offering of resources and opportunities to the constituents of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV network through WBE to WBE, WBE to Corporate, WBE to Opportunities and Allies/Mentors/Partners

Connections. Connections include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing contracting opportunities
  • Reporting spend within the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV WBE network
  • Providing mentorship either individually or in a formal program
  • Providing referrals to WBEs to resources and opportunities within and outside of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV and WBENC network

All in support of the mission of the WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV to support the WBE community.

Resources for Women-owned Businesses

WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV helps you obtain certification and make the most of it. 

WBENC Certification

WBENC Certification

Apply for the nationally recognized WBENC certification.

Public Sector Certification

Public Sector Certification

Gain access to federal contracts as a certified Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

Events

Events

Network with other certified WBEs and Corporate Sponsors at WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV events.

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs

Gain new skills and grow as a leader.

Awards

Awards

Spotlight members achievements.

Matchmaking

Matchmaking

One-on-one conversations about potential contracting opportunities.

Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

Organized meetings of stakeholders to foster new relationships and connections.

Networking

Networking

Socially connecting with others in the network.

TRICS

TRICS

Tools, Resources, Information and Connections

Programs

Programs

Various touch points to network, connect and receive just in time learning.

WBENC Certification

Apply for the nationally recognized WBENC certification.

Learn More

Public Sector Certification

Gain access to federal contracts as a certified Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

Learn More

Events

Network with other certified WBEs and Corporate Sponsors at WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV events.

Learn More

Leadership Development Programs

Gain new skills and grow as a leader.

Learn More

Awards

Spotlight members achievements.

Learn More

Matchmaking

One-on-one conversations about potential contracting opportunities.

Meet and Greet

Organized meetings of stakeholders to foster new relationships and connections.

Networking

Socially connecting with others in the network.

TRICS

Tools, Resources, Information and Connections

Programs

Various touch points to network, connect and receive just in time learning.

Learn More

WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV Provides WBENC Certification Services to Businesses Based in:

wbec metro ny

  • New York
  • Northern and Central New Jersey (through Trenton)
  • Southern Connecticut (through New Haven)

wbec GREATER DMV

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV is a local network with national access. All WBENC certified businesses have access to programming, corporate, and business opportunities offered by all 14 Regional Partner Organizations.

Our position within a high-profile national organization gives us a platform for generating awareness of certified WBEs and paving the way to real business opportunities. At the same time, having local offices in New York and Washington, D.C. allows us to work with WBEs directly and help them reach their goals through a range of regionally based events and programs.

Acronyms

Here are the acronyms frequently used by WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV, which you’ll want to know.

Environmental, Social, and Governance

Regional Partner Organization

14 partner organizations operating at the regional level to provide WBE certification on behalf of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

Strategies to Advance and Grow Enterprises

The U.S. Small Business Administration

A national organization that provides women entrepreneurs resources for starting, financing and building small businesses.

Strategic Vision, Cash Flow, Alliance of the Team, Leadership, and Execution

Women's Business Enterprise

A business that has obtained WBENC certification, designating it as women-owned, operated, and controlled.

Women’s Business Enterprise Council

A regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

The largest, most widely recognized advocate and authority on WBEs as suppliers to corporations in the U.S.

Women of Color

Woman-Owned Small Business

A women-owned business that has attained WOSB certification, making it eligible for some federal government contracts. WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV provides WOSB certification on behalf of the Small Business Administration (SBA).