This honor is awarded to a WBEC-East Council Member organization or WBE company that is certified by and actively participates in WBEC-East, and can showcase their commitment to continuous improvement, overcoming obstacles, sustainability, and focus on innovation and positive change.
*Diversity Equity & Inclusion Honor Roll*
This honor is awarded to WBEC-East certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and WBEC-East Council Member Organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”) within their company, industry, and community.
Advocate of the Year Award
This honor is awarded to an employee of a WBEC-East corporate or government member in good standing who has done the most to promote business opportunities for WBENC-certified WBEs. This individual has provided exceptional support to women business enterprises and demonstrated leadership in the promotion and utilization of WBENC-certified WBEs.
Done Deals Awards
WBEC-East Council Member
Corporate Done Deals Award will be given to recognize the WBEC-East national and regional council member having the highest spend with the highest number of WBE firms over the last 12-month fiscal year reporting cycle with WBENC certified women business enterprises that have been certified by WBEC-East.
Women’s Business Enterprise
The Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Done Deals Award recognizes the WBE with the highest spend over the last 12-month reporting cycle with the highest number of WBENC certified WBEs that have been certified by WBENC.
Partner of the Year Award
This honor is awarded to one WBEC-East Council Member who has been instrumental in the Council’s successful achievement of its annual goals.
WBE Leadership Award
This honor is awarded to a WBE that is certified by and actively participates in WBEC-East, and whose leadership, mentoring, business acumen, and community service have contributed significantly to the growth and development of WBENC-certified WBEs in her community.
Past Award Categories
Bravery Award (2019 – 2020)
This honor was awarded to a WBE start-up company that has been in business for a minimum of one year, had started their business from scratch, had a 3-5 year plan and an ability to serve corporates/access to funding, and was active and engaged in WBEC-East.
Commitment Award (2010 – 2020)
The Commitment Award (previously the Volunteer of The Year / Shining Star Award) acknowledged woman business owners, individuals, companies, or government entities who have been instrumental in the successful development of WBEC-East, and whose voluntary support of and commitment to supplier development initiatives had enhanced business opportunities for certified WBEs.
New Leaders Award (2019 – 2020)
This honor was awarded to a NextGen WBE that had been in business for a minimum of one year, was active and engaged in WBEC-East and had new ideas or innovations that differentiated their business from others.
Trusted Advisor Award (2019 – 2020)
This honor was awarded to a WBE who had taken the initiative for helping and supporting less experienced WBEs. The recipient was someone who had had a positive impact on other WBEs and their businesses and was helping shape other WBE’s into leaders. The honoree must have bene active and engaged in WBEC-East.
These WBENC awards honor individuals for their commitment to women businesses across the nation.