2017 TOP Corporations

 The Greater Women’s Business Council Honors Region’s TOP Corporations
Committed to Advancing Women-Owned Businesses

ATLANTA, Ga. – April 6, 2017 – The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC), the largest provider of certification and development resources for women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, today announced eight corporations selected as its 2017 TOP Corporations of the Year.

These corporate partners, who have demonstrated a passion for inspiring, engaging, empowering and furthering the success of women-owned businesses, will be recognized at a celebratory luncheon on April 27 at 103 West in Atlanta.

GWBC’s 2017 TOP Corporations of the Year for Women’s Business Enterprises are:
     • Accenture
     • AT&T
     • BMW Manufacturing
     • The Coca-Cola Company
     • Georgia Power
     • Grady Health System
     • Randstad
     • UPS

“We’re honored to showcase these exceptional corporations who have made a substantial commitment to further the success of our area’s women-owned businesses,” said Roz Lewis, president & CEO of GWBC. “This occasion brings to life the very mission of our organization, where we experience the power of these partnerships through the success stories of both the WBEs and corporate honorees.”

The power of the partnerships also can be seen through the numbers: GWBC’s constituency is comprised of more than 900 certified WBEs that staff more than 58,000 employees and generate more than $5.6 billion in revenue.

GWBC’s TOP Corporations of the Year Awards is unique in that each corporate honoree’s award is presented through a real-world testimony of a WBE partner whose business has been directly impacted by their support.  Judged by a panel of WBEs, criteria for the GWBC TOP Corporations of the Year awards include corporations that are members of the organization; have a dedicated supplier diversity program serving Georgia and the Carolinas; meet and exceed spend goals with WBEs; and actively participate in educational and development activities with WBEs in the region.

For more information on GWBC visit www.gwbc.biz.


The Greater Women’s Business Council, Inc. (GWBC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides nationally-recognized certification through its Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) network, innovative programming and value-driven events customized to the unique needs of women business owners (WBEs) in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. GWBC’s constituency is comprised of more than 900 certified WBEs, dozens of corporate member partners, government entities and business alliances united to inspire, engage and empower women-owned businesses. A Regional Partner Organization of WBENC, GWBC is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with a satellite office in the Carolinas.


Diane Silver