ANNOUNCING AMERICA’S TOP CORPORATIONS FOR WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES MORE THAN 1,500 ATTENDEES WILL COME TOGETHER IN NEW ORLEANS FOR THE SUMMIT & SALUTE NEXT MONTH TO HELP WBENC PROUDLY CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS RECOGNIZE 59 CORPORATIONS WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS 2016 AMERICA’S TOP CORPORATIONS FOR WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (WBES) AWARD.
hese exceptional Corporate Members have played a significant role in the success of WBENC, making a substantial impact
on the growth and advancement of WBEs, and supporting the organization’s mission and vision for two decades. The Top Corporations’ collective spend in 2015 with WBEs exceeded $35.7 billion, fueling economic growth while breaking down barriers for women-owned businesses. "Our Top Corporations know that stronger WBEs will drive new sources of revenue, deepen customer satisfaction, and generate a stronger economy," says Pamela Prince-Eason, WBENC President and CEO. In 1999, WBENC conducted its first "Search for America's Top Corporations for WBEs" as a result of initial research on Corporate Best Practices. Through the study, WBENC identified and produced the first list of Top Corporations, with 15 companies recognized for their achievement. In addition to recognizing the 2016 Top Corporations, WBENC will unveil the Women of Distinction and EnCORE, honor past leaders and WBE Stars, and other influential contributors who have enabled two decades of success.
WBENC's 2016 America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises are (in alphabetical order): ACCENTURE, LLP ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY ALTRIA GROUP AT&T AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. BANK OF AMERICA BP AMERICA, INC. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY CAPITAL ONE CARGILL CHEVRON THE COCA-COLA COMPANY CVS HEALTH DELL TECHNOLOGIES DTE ENERGY COMPANY DUPONT ENTERGY SERVICES ERICSSON NORTH AMERICA EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION EY FEDEX FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES FORD MOTOR COMPANY GENERAL MOTORS IBM INTEL CORPORATION JOHNSON & JOHNSON KAISER PERMANENTE KELLOGG COMPANY KELLY SERVICES, INC.
THE KROGER CO. MACY'S, INC. MANPOWERGROUP MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. MERCK METLIFE MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL MICROSOFT MONSANTO COMPANY NATIONWIDE NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. NOKIA PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY PEPSICO, INC. PFIZER INC. PITNEY BOWES, INC. PROCTER & GAMBLE RAYTHEON ROBERT HALF SHELL OIL COMPANY TARGET CORPORATION TOYOTA UNITED AIRLINES UPS VERIZON VISTRA ENERGY WAL-MART STORES, INC WELLS FARGO & CO. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY