The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, today announced 11 corporations selected as its 2018 TOP Corporations of the Year.
These corporate partners, who have demonstrated a passion for inspiring, engaging, empowering and furthering the success of women-owned businesses, will be recognized at a celebratory luncheon on April 30 at The St. Regis Atlanta.
GWBC’s 2018 TOP Corporations of the Year for Women’s Business Enterprises are:
Georgia Power Company
The Coca-Cola Company
“These exceptional corporations are leaders and champions in contributing to the success and growth of our region’s women-owned businesses, and we’re honored to showcase these ‘best in class innovators’ in supplier diversity and procurement as our annual TOP Corporations of the Year,” said Roz Lewis, president & CEO of GWBC.
GWBC partners with dozens of major companies who are committed to providing a sustainable foundation to bring education, training and the standardization of national certification to women businesses in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The power of these partnerships can be seen through the numbers: GWBC’s constituency is comprised of more than 900 certified WBEs that staff more than 58,000 employees and generate more than $5.6 billion in revenue.
GWBC’s TOP Corporations of the Year Awards is unique in that each corporate honoree’s award is presented through a real-world testimony of a WBE partner whose business has been directly impacted by their support. Judged by a panel of WBEs, criteria for the GWBC TOP Corporations of the Year awards include corporations that are members of the organization; have a dedicated supplier diversity program serving Georgia and the Carolinas; meet and exceed spend goals with WBEs; and actively participate in educational and development activities with WBEs in the region.