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WBENC Inclusivity Statement
Buy Women Owned


Our purpose is to advance, promote and advocate for women business owners through education, mentoring, certification and corporate partnering.

We are the Greater Women’s Business Council® (GWBC®), a nonprofit Women’s Business Organization. Our region includes Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina—the top states with the fastest-growing number of women-owned businesses in the country. Our roster of Corporate Member-Partners is the nation’s most notable corporate brands. Home to the most respected certification for women-owned businesses (WBE), GWBC is here to provide education and networking opportunities to help develop our greater community.

Get Certified

WBENC certification is the ideal way to ensure corporate-America knows your business is credible. Click to learn more.

Get Educated

GWBC offers dynamic development programs, workshops, and other growth-based activities to help you develop the skills to navigate in today’s business environment. Click to learn more about our programs.

Get Connected

GWBC’s purpose is for our members to have face-to-face engagements and dialogue with other member businesses. Form new partnerships with other WBEs and corporate partners to expand your network. Click to learn more.


Join Us for "Open for Business" - featuring WBEs daily
"Conversations to Grow Your Business" - every 3rd Thursday monthly


Success Stories


Jessica Lowery

Founder & CEO, The Power of Elderberry

Years ago, when she found herself curled up in a ball on the waiting room floor of the doctor’s office desperate for relief from her flu symptoms, she never imagined that moment would lead her to discovering the natural alternative that has completely changed her life. Longing for a natural alternative to those awful flu symptoms, she desperately searched the internet and discovered elderberry syrup.


Jill Rose

President, Perceptive Recruiting

Jill started Perceptive Recruiting almost 7 years ago and has been recognized by Inc 5000, as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Business in 2018 and 2019. Her company has also been recognized as one of the Fasting Growing Small Businesses in the state of SC for 3 years in a row. Jill is active in her business community by connecting women in technology through her group, Upstate Women & Technology.


Vanessa Vaughn Mathews

Founder & Chief Resilience Officer, Asfalis Advisors

Vanessa’s breadth of experience in risk mitigation, crisis preparedness, business continuity, and terrorism mitigation equip Asfalis to support their customers, to include property managers, universities, international and intermodal logistics firms, retailers, the healthcare industry, and athletic associations. Prior to Asfalis, Vanessa worked with a Tier 1 intelligence agency and a Fortune 50 company, which equipped her to be on the front lines of the industry to restore business and community resiliency amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our Achievements

Our region — Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina is comprised of the top states for women-owned businesses. Our Corporate Member-Partners and WBEs are some of the most dynamic brands in the marketplace. The Numbers Tell the Story!







GWBC® Constituency is Comprised of more than 1,100 WBENC Certified Women-Owned Businesses.

* Reported as of December 31, 2020

GWBC® Certified WBEs Generate more than $8.5 BILLION in Revenue.

* Reported as of December 31, 2020

GWBC® Certified WBEs Staff more than 63,000 Employees.

* Reported as of December 31, 2020

Thank You For Your Support

Our major sponsors are instrumental to the sustained growth, successes and services provided by GWBC. They are dynamic leaders and champions that generate powerful change for the empowerment of women business enterprises. We are grateful for their continuous financial donations, time and support.


Click to learn more about our corporate sponsors and how you can become one!