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About WBEC Metro NY

WBEC Metro NY is a dynamic community of over 1,700 certified women-owned businesses, building on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations and other WBEs.Furthering the success of women-owned businesses is our primary mission. We provide WBENC certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—at the regional level, and serve as an advocate for certified women-owned businesses in Southern Connecticut, New York and Northern New Jersey offering them tools, resources, information, educational programs, matchmaking, meet & greet and networking opportunities and recognition.

Metro NY Women-owned Businesses Account for:



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

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.

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"I started my business with little to no training in how to run a business.  The SAGE program provided a great overview of various aspects of running a business (finance, marketing, legal, HR, hiring, budgeting, etc.)  The program helped me validate some of what I am already doing and also to identify areas where I can improve. The best part of the program, however, was forcing me to take a hard look at my business, clarify my vision, goals, and objectives… and work ON the business rather than IN the business!"

Christine Creter

Strategist and Principal, Creter Group Inc. - New Fairfield, CT
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"I joined SAGE to learn about the areas of my business that I felt weakest in: finances, risk management, and marketing. The SAGE team brings in world-class experts who are down to earth, supportive, and bring incredible value. I recommend the program to any WBE ready to step more fully into the business owner role."

Ariana Blossom

Executive Coach, Business Strategist, Uncommon Accord - Trumansburg, NY
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"SAGE is awesome for WBEs looking to evaluate all aspects of their business and tie up the loose ends they’ve been avoiding and ignoring in finance, marketing, operations, social media and HR. It is also a great way to build lasting bonds and break out of the isolation that business ownership can create."

Lauren LeMunyan

Founder & CEO, Spitfire Coach
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"Today, our company has received the WBEC DMV Star Award, the Done Deals Award, and we are honored to be partnering with WBEC DMV and several companies to provide capability uplift in sustainability.

If you are hesitating to invest in certification, I encourage to think again. It’s one of the most valuable decisions I’ve made as a business owner."

Mary Fehlig

Founder and President, The Fehlig Group
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