Murthy Law Firm is Certified as Women’s Business Enterprise01 Jan 2010
Early in December 2009, the Murthy Law Firm received certification of its status as a women-owned business from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a national advocacy and accreditation organization. This prestigious certification means that our firm has joined the ranks of the leading women’s business enterprises (WBEs) in the United States, by undergoing a rigorous process of certification. To qualify, WBEs submit a host of documentation – including tax returns, financial statements, and corporate-governance records – to verify that the company is indeed owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women.
WBENC certification is recognized by a growing list of Fortune 500 companies, and by up-and-coming enterprises committed to fostering diversity in their supplier relationships. The roster of corporations and entities that recognize WBENC certification is a veritable Who’s Who of corporate America, with virtually all of the major players represented, ranging from manufacturing industries such as Ford and Boeing to financial companies, retailers, construction firms, and other leaders in the transportation, telecom, and government sectors.
Why do this? WBENC certification provides a national standard of certification for women-owned businesses, which helps WBEs to market their products and services to companies that care about socially-responsible purchasing. WBENC provides both its corporate members and certified WBEs with several business-to-business sourcing tools, including a web-based database that purchasing managers can use to find certified WBEs across the nation. WBENC also provides educational programs to its partner organizations, as well as research support, including surveys of CEOs and corporate procurement executives to pinpoint obstacles to doing business with WBEs, and recommend best practices to expand and improve supplier-diversity programs.
Murthy Law Firm is proud to be a WBE, and proud to be working with WBENC’s network of companies to promote diversity in corporate sourcing. This isn’t just good for women; it’s good for business!