Following benefits apply to Corporations, Nonprofit Government and Public Institutions.
Your corporation will be listed as Corporate Member on Great Lakes Women's Business Council (Great Lakes WBC) website and all marketing materials, brochures, press release, social media sites and in print materials.
Access to WBENC Certified WBEs
Access to qualified nationally certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in the region. Corporate members will have access to WBEs on the database. Training will be provided on the use of WBENCLink.
Meaningful Connections to our WBEs
Supplier diversity and purchasing staff will have opportunities to meet and network with qualified WBEs at Great Lakes WBC events and matchmakers.
Immediate response by Great Lakes WBC Staff to identify qualified WBEs for bid opportunities.
Invitation to participate in Great Lakes WBC (regional) and WBENC (national) innovative events that offer the opportunity to network and cultivate procurement opportunities. Largest Women Business Conference in the region, Executive Education Training (sustain qualified WBE Suppliers), Corporate Procurement Communications (educate WBEs on corporate procurement processes) and Annual Awards Celebration.
Maximizing Certification Webinars educate WBEs on your company's procurement process and requirements streamlining the selection of qualified WBE suppliers.
Corporate Webinars offer education to supplier diversity programs on the foundation of diversity, the business case, and achieving excellence in supplier diversity.
Great Lakes WBC Newsletter - All corporate members will receive the Great Lakes WBC Newsletter (that shares information on the council's initiatives such as CEED Lending, Michigan Women's Marketplace, Indiana updates, WBEs and Corporate Members)
Corporate Development Committee (CDC) Newsletter "Corporate Focus" - Corporate Focus provides information on corporate members in Michigan and Indiana.
We encourage representatives of your company to be actively involved in our council by serving as a member of a committee including Certification Review Committee (CRC) - review WBE files and assist with the company verifications, Corporate Development Committee (CDC) - the voice of the corporate members, or join an Event Planning Committee.
Excellence in Supplier Diversity
Participate in the Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Program (designed to recognize supplier programs and their efforts).
Submit the Corporate Membership application online.