WBEC-West Vision and Mission Statement:


Vision: To build, foster and develop competitive Women Business Enterprises that are able to excel in all aspects of the global economy.


Mission: To create a network of informed, prepared, and engaged Women Business Enterprises and corporations through certification, education, and targeted networking events.


Strategic Pillars

  • Expand corporate procurement opportunities for Women Business Enterprises by increasing their competitive advantage (scalability, capacity, global reach internally to WBEs).
  • Administer a world-class Women Business Enterprises’ certification program.
  • Demonstrate best practice corporate citizenship through collaborative communication, networking, education, and in our strategic partnerships.
  • Develop and execute a business model that supports financial sustainability.


Women-owned businesses make up the fastest-growing segment of the national and international business world. That’s just one reason why WBEC-West is dedicated to helping you navigate the certification process. We want to assist you in realizing your business potential, help you build connections with leading corporations and provide you with new enterprise networking and development opportunities.


WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada,Hawaii and Guam. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. We also support corporations in their efforts to include WBENC Certified WBEs in their supplier diversity programs.