The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council recognized EFH as a leading organization committed to enabling growth for women-owned businesses with the 16th Annual America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises award. This is the only national award that honors corporations that choose to integrate policies and programs enabling growth and reducing barriers for women-owned businesses. By doing so, these corporations also increase opportunity in new markets, fuel innovation and empower communities through economic growth and job creation. EFH was one of 62 corporations to earn this distinction for leadership in policies and programs designed to facilitate growth for women-owned businesses.
“We are so proud not only of the increasing number of WBENC’s Top Corporations, but also for the leadership of these corporations who are consistently choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities for women suppliers in new markets—both domestically and internationally,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn are able to fuel innovation and empower communities through economic growth and job creation.”
“We’re honored to be among the organizations being recognized for making great strides in respect to development and utilization of companies owned by women,” said Heather Herndon Wright, director of supplier diversity for EFH. “The inclusion of women-owned businesses in our supply chain drives business value for EFH, reinforces EFH’s commitment to diversity and to the economic development of our communities.”
The award was presented at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises in Phoenix, Arizona. Click here to see a full list of the WBENC’s 2015 America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.