Joins Nearly 11,000 WBENC-certified WBEs with National Certification
DETROIT, Sep. 12, 2012 — RENEE WALKER & ASSOCIATES LLC, a full-service strategy and communications consultancy firm, today announced that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leading advocate for and authority on WBEs, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-certified WBEs, as suppliers and vendors to U.S. corporations. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities, recognize WBENC certification.
WBENC provides and manages the development, enforcement and implementation of its world-class certification. WBENC certification is a rigorous, multi-faceted business application and review process that is conducted by a trained Certification Review Committee to ensure that women-owned businesses applying for certification are 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or group of women.
“WBENC certification is a significant achievement for women-owned businesses,” said Renée T. Walker, APR, president of RENEE WALKER & ASSOICATES LLC. “This is a noteworthy and proud milestone for my recently established consultancy firm and will enable its continued growth through WBENC support and resources.”
About RENEE WALKER & ASSOCIATES
RENEE WALKER & ASSOCIATES LLC is a strategy and communications consultancy firm that assists private, public and nonprofit organizations — from growth-stage startups to global organizations — achieve their business and communication goals. RW&A services include strategy formation, competitiveness and positioning, brand and marketing strategy, advocacy, corporate and crisis communications, litigation public relations, corporate identity, reputation and issue management. Visit www.reneetwalker.com for more information.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation’s corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.