Today we are celebrating Female Founder Friday (the first Friday in December!) by announcing our partnership with WBEC-Pacific and the launch of the WBEC-Pacific + TheWMarketplace collection. We are proud to announce that shoppers can find certified Women-Owned businesses on TheWMarketplace, easily identifiable with the "Women-Owned" badge:
Although all of the businesses on TheWMarketplace are self-identified as woman-owned, the WBENC certification process is one that allows businesses access to government and corporate contracts that require a 3rd party certification. It is a rigorous process with a widely recognized and respected certification.
This partnership has been in development for many months, with the support of WBEC's CEO, Janice Greene, and her amazing team. The WBEC-Pacific community also can easily access this collection through a link on the WBEC-Pacific homepage.
Businesses in this collection include Mamie's Pies, Pretty Pokets, Petique and many more.
WBEC-Pacific's mission is to support the growth of women's businesses through certification, opportunities, resources and engagement. One of fourteen regions that make up WBENC's national footprint, WBEC-Pacific supports businesses in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.
TheWMarketplace was thrilled to received it's Women-Owned certification in the summer of 2021 and is excited to utilize the many resources of this organization in pursuit of its mission to be The Economic Engine for Women. Our partnership with WBEC-Pacific is key to this mission and one that we are proud to announce on Female Founder Friday! Cheers!