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How to Leverage Your WBE Certification

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am • Organized By Women's Business Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 250B, Fairway, KS 66205


If you are a Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified women business enterprise (WBE) looking to escalate the growth of your business this is definitely for you!

The facilitator, Cynthia Johnson, Women’s Business Development Center, Director of Established Business Services and a former WBE will provide you with valuable information about leveraging your certification to gain access to opportunities with major corporations. Topics include:

  • Understanding how to build relationships with supplier diversity managers;
  • Navigating the corporate procurement process; and
  • “Lessons learned” shared by WBEs who have successfully secured contracts as a result of leveraging their WBE certification

While this session will focus specificially on the WBENC WBE certification the content will be relevant for any WBE certified company.

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Women's Buisiness Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 250B
Fairway, KS 66205
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