Wells Fargo and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Partner to Introduce New Executive Education Program for Certified Women-Owned Businesses

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to present the WBENC Executive Education Program sponsored by Wells Fargo, a new executive training program to support women-owned businesses. As we all continue to adapt to current needs and new business realities, Wells Fargo and WBENC are working diligently to give women-owned businesses access to the resources needed to retool, restore and recover.

“There are more than 13 million women-owned businesses in the United States that are vital to the economy and our communities. At Wells Fargo, we recognize that we need to provide technical assistance and access to resources to help women-owned businesses to reorganize and recover, which is why we are collaborating with WBENC to launch the Executive Education Program during this unprecedented time,” says Regina Heyward, Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity. “Over the next year, we will work with WBENC and its network of development partners to provide hands-on support to cohorts of women-owned businesses across the country. We want women-owned businesses to know that we believe in them and we are stepping in to help.”

The program will run virtually throughout the month of May, in conjunction with the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a WBENC regional partner organization serving the Midwest region. The inaugural cohort of WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) from the Midwest will connect for weekly virtual sessions, participating in a blended learning program that addresses both immediate pandemic-related business concerns, as well as long-term business planning.

“As a supporting member of WBENC and one of America’s Top Companies for Women’s Business Enterprises, Wells Fargo has a long history of demonstrating its commitment to the development and growth of women-owned businesses as suppliers,” said declared Pamela Prince Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “The launch of this program marks Wells Fargo’s continued investment in breaking down barriers for women entrepreneurs by providing superb, hands-on leadership training for WBEs. We are proud to partner with Wells Fargo to deliver this program in across the country together with our Regional Partner Organizations.”

A cornerstone of the WBENC executive education program is the discussion around participants’ self-implementation of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®, as described in the book Traction: Master your business by Gino Wickman and owned by EOS Worldwide. The EOS® is a set of simple, practical and concrete tools that help entrepreneurs and management teams improve the operational value of their companies.

Supported by a grant from Wells Fargo, the Midwest program marks the start of a national series that will continue through 2020, ensuring that women-owned businesses across the country have the skills they need to move forward. their business plan.

Learn more about the Wells Fargo-sponsored WBENC Executive Education Program.

About the WBENC

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of women-owned, controlled and operated businesses in United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to deliver its world-class certification standard to women-owned businesses nationwide. WBENC is also the leading national advocate for women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities to member companies, government agencies, and nearly 16,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more about WBENC.

About Wells Fargo

well Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.98 trillion in assets. well Fargo’s vision is to meet the financial needs of our customers and help them achieve financial success. Founded in 1852 and based in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial credit, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, Internet (wellsfargo.com) and banking services mobile, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers doing business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in United States. well Fargo & Company was ranked #29 in Fortune’s 2019 ranking of America’s Largest Companies. Wells Fargo news, insights and insights are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

SOURCE National Council of Women Entrepreneurs