Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (Great Lakes WBC) along with corporate members was created in 1998 to open doors to contract opportunities and maximize growth potential for women business enterprises in Indiana and Michigan. Great Lakes WBC as a partner with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) provides a national certification recognizing Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) and streamlines the procurement process for corporations.

Today, over 90 corporate members regionally and over 270 corporate members nationally have found it beneficial to be a Corporate Member.