Fri, Oct. 02, 2020

How to Get WBENC WBE Certified (First Fridays)

Tue, Oct. 06, 2020

Women in Business Networking Reception

Mon, Oct. 12, 2020

WBEA Annual Golf Classic

Fri, Nov. 06, 2020

How to Get WBENC WBE Certified (First Fridays)

WBE Information

WBEA Sponsors

The WBEA would like to thank our corporate sponsors and their continued support of Supplier Diversity and women-owned businesses. It's because of our corporate partners that the organization is able to provide quality educational programs, and networking events to our certified WBEs.



Procurement Support


As a WBEA Corporate Member, your company can connect with more than 800 vetted WBENC Certified women-owned businesses (WBEs) providing over more than 200 different types of goods, services and core competencies. WBEA helps to build capacity and prepare WBEs to do business successfully with large corporations.


  • Access to a network of local and national certified WBEs
  • Access to WBEA Liaison for assistance with WBE sourcing for upcoming projects
  • Standardized certification procedures to assist with confidently awarding contracts
  • Secure diversified customers and suppliers at your finger tip
  • Simplified reporting of WBE dollar spend and utilization data for Billion Dollar Roundtable
  • Certification assistance and resource center for incumbent non-certified suppliers
  • Offer expedited certification processing procedures for all qualified incumbent suppliers
  • Provide on-site “How to Get Certified” Training Sessions for specific suppliers



  • Quarterly procurement luncheons structured for strategic  networking
  • Signature events such as Golf Classic and Business EXPO that attract Houston’s top WBEs/MBEs
  • One-on-One meetings with vetted WBEs for upcoming projects
  • Participation on various committees designed to  increase supplier diversity efficiency and WBE capacity 



  • Assistance in developing or improving your company's supplier diversity programs
  • RFP/RFI opportunities posted on WBEA website
  • Opportunities to host online webinars, geared towards your specified target audience 
  • Corporate Advisory Committee best practice sharing designed to strengthen supplier diversity programs

For information on becoming a corporate member, or if you're interested in supporting women-owned businesses, and learning more about supplier diversity, please contact April Day about becoming involved as a corporate member at or (713) 681-9232




WBEA Corporate Members 


Baker Hughes, Inc.

BP America, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy


City of Houston


Direct Energy



Fluor Corporation

Frost Bank

H.E.B. Grocery Company

HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Houston First Corporation

Houston ISD


Kelly Services, Inc.

Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Marsh & McLennon Agency-Southwest

Metro Transit Authority

Sam’s Limousine

Shell Oil Company

Southwest Research Institute

Stavis & Cohen Financial

The Coca-Cola Company

Toyota Motor Engineering

United Airlines


UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Unversity of Charleston

University of Houston 

Waste Management


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