About Us

Just a little bit about WBEC South…

OUR VISION

A world where women-owned businesses have barrier-free access to supply chain opportunities.


 

OUR CORE VALUES

Certification…
Facilitate a nationally recognized certification program for the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle.

Opportunity…
Create an environment to help link bonafide women-owned suppliers with corporate buyers.

Resources…
Provide educational workshops and tools to strengthen supplier diversity partnerships.

Excellence & Recognition…
Annual awards include Corporation, Corporate Advocate, WBE Supplier, WBE Volunteer, WBE Role Model, and WBE Advocate.


 

OUR MISSION

To advance and enhance business opportunities between corporations and women-owned businesses through a reputable certification program, education and professional growth opportunities.


 

OUR HISTORY
1994 – Women’s Business Council incorporated as a non-profit organization

1997 – Council is one of the four founding partner organizations of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

2003 – Women’s Business Council becomes Women’s Business Council Gulf Coast (WBCGC) after the addition of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle to its territory

2008 – WBENC awards WBCGC the state of Tennessee and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC South) is created

2014 – WBEC South celebrates 20 years of success!