WISe Wellness Guild is Now WBENC Certified
Big Deal Alert! WISe Wellness Guild is now WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) Certified, effective April 2022. This designation is a dream come true for our company & community –- but most importantly – a dream come true for founder and CEO, Stevi Carr. Since she began WISe Wellness Guild in 2019, her sights remained set on a certification from WBENC.
“Starting a company, for any founder, has its many challenges. But as a woman founder, some of those challenges involve just looking for a seat at the table,” Carr says. “Support and recognition from WBENC gives WISe Wellness Guild better access to growth – growth, as a women-owned and operated company –deserve.”
WBENC is the largest third party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States, with corporate members like Fifth Third Bank, Bath & Body Works, Procter & Gamble Co. and Scripps. To get certified, companies must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.
Although WBENC is a national certifier, they work with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to administer the certification more locally. For WISe Wellness Guild, we’re overseen by Women's Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley, with an Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia territory.
We can’t wait to see what this new chapter holds for WISe Wellness Guild, and the many new women-owned connections there are to come!