Women speaking at 2022 WBENC Conference
National Resources


Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, with a network of over 400 corporations, expanding opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

NMSDC is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American) certifying these businesses as Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).

National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)

The National Women’s Business Council is a non-partisan federal advisory committee serving as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the U.S. Congress (to the Committees on Small Business of the Senate and House of Representatives), and to the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (through the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership) on issues of importance to women business owners and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA is a Federal Government agency offering resources for women business owners who are starting out in business and those that are looking to grow their businesses.

Women’s Business Centers

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of more than 80 educational centers designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and provider of the gold standard WBENC certification. WBENC certification provides access to a national database of over 11,000 certified WBEs and hundreds of corporate member representatives, along with regional and national events and conferences.

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs – strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.

Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

The WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. WPO members take part in professionally facilitated peer learning groups in order to get the ‘genius out of the group’ and grow their businesses to the next level. There are 114 chapters on six continents.