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WBENC Names America’s Top Corporations for Women-Owned Businesses

January 31, 2019

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WBENC Names America’s Top Corporations for Women-Owned Businesses

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to honor 60 corporations with the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award.

The Top Corporations award honors those corporations who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the inclusion of women-owned businesses in their supply chains.  WBENC applauds the 2018 honorees for successfully implementing world-class diversity and inclusion programs that enable growth and innovation, while breaking down barriers for women-owned businesses.

To underscore that commitment, the Top Corporations collectively spent more than $39.5 billion on WBENC-Certified WBE suppliers in 2018, an increase of $200 million from the prior year. Helping to drive those results is a dedication to developing and increasing spend with diverse suppliers — all 60 Top Corporations offer mentoring and development programs for WBE suppliers, 98 percent have annual diversity spend goals, and 90 percent tie those goals directly to executive’s performance and bonus structure.

The 2018 America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order):

Accenture, LLP

Kellogg Company

Adient

Kelly Services, Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company

The Kroger Co.

AT&T

Macy’s, Inc.

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

ManpowerGroup

Bank of America

Marriott International, Inc.

BP America, Inc

Merck & Co., Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

MetLife

Capital One

MGM Resorts International

Cargill

Monsanto Company, now Bayer

CenterPoint Energy

Nationwide

Chevron

Nissan North America, Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Cummins Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Dell Technologies

Pfizer Inc.

DTE Energy Company

Procter & Gamble

DuPont

Raytheon Company

Entergy Services

ROBERT HALF

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Shell Oil Company

EY

Sodexo

FedEx

Target Corporation

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

TIAA

Fifth Third Bancorp

TOYOTA

Ford Motor Company

United Airlines

General Motors

UPS

IBM

Verizon

Intel Corporation

Vistra Energy

Johnson & Johnson

Walmart Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Walt Disney Company

Kaiser Permanente

Wells Fargo & Co.

The Top Corporations will be honored during the 2019 WBENC Summit & Salute, a gathering of more than 1,800 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 11-13, 2019 in Houston, Texas. To learn more about the WBENC Summit & Salute and America’s Top Corporations for WBEs, visit http://summit.wbenc.org.

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