What We Do

WPEO provides Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification on behalf of the WBENC in the New York and Washington, D.C. regions.
WPEO is a regional organization with a national presence. We are committed to generating awareness of certified WBEs, advocating for their inclusion in corporate America, and giving them access to education and networking events, as well as business opportunities through the supplier diversity programs of Fortune 1000 corporations nationwide. Corporate members benefit as well, since WPEO provides access to certified WBEs, allowing them to tap into high-caliber vendors and fulfill their supplier diversity procurement goals. Our ongoing mission is expressed in Our Three Pillars
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the national third-party certifying body of Women Business Enterprises (WBEs).

This national organization is supported by 14 regional partner organizations (RPOs). Our two regional offices, WPEO-NY and WPEO-DC, serving the New York and Washington, D.C. regions respectively, are two of the strongest, most active RPOs in the country.

As a regional partner organization of WBENC, we are responsible for managing the WBE certification process in these two regions. We also bring together a community of highly engaged women entrepreneurs and Corporate Members who share our mission to promote awareness, approval and access for WBEs.

WPEO serves women-owned businesses based in New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Our position within a high-profile national organization gives us a platform for generating awareness of certified WBEs and paving the way to real business opportunities.

At the same time, having local offices in New York and Washington, D.C. allows us to work with WBEs directly and help them reach their goals through a range of regionally based events and programs.

WPEO provides WBENC certification services to businesses based in:

WPEO-NY

  • New York
  • Northern and Central New Jersey (through Trenton)
  • Southern Connecticut (through New Haven)
  • WPEO-DC

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • WPEO helps you obtain certification and make the most of it.
    WBENC Certification

    Through WPEO, your business can apply for the nationally recognized WBENC certification.

    Certification
    Public Sector Certification

    Gain access to federal contracts as a certified Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

    Public Sector Certification
    Events

    Network and learn from other certified WBEs and Corporate Members at WPEO events.

    Events
    Done Deals

    Recognize and celebrate business deals between WBEs and WPEO Corporate Members.

    Done Deals
    Awards

    WPEO Awards and Done Deals Awards put our members achievements in the spotlight.

    Awards
    Here are the acronyms frequently used by WPEO, which you’ll want to know:

    WPEO

    Women Presidents’ Educational Organization

    WPEO comprises two of the 14 regional partner organizations of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

    WBENC

    Women's Business Enterprise National Council

    The largest, most widely recognized advocate and authority on WBEs as suppliers to corporations in the U.S.

    WPO

    Women Presidents’ Organization

    The sister organization of WPEO, WPO is the premier global peer advisory organization for women entrepreneurs who own multimillion dollar companies.

    Find out more

    SBA

    The U.S. Small Business Administration

    A national organization that provides women entrepreneurs resources for starting, financing and building small businesses.

    WBE

    Women's Business Enterprise

    A business that has obtained WBENC certification, designating it as women-owned, operated, and controlled.

    RPO

    Regional Partner Organization

    14 partner organizations operating at the regional level to provide WBE certification on behalf of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

    WOSB

    Woman-Owned Small Business

    A women-owned business that has attained WOSB certification, making it eligible for some federal government contracts. WPEO provides WOSB certification on behalf of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

    Our sister organization, WPO is the premier global peer advisory organization connecting top women entrepreneurs who own multimillion dollar companies.
    Unified across continents and industries

    In monthly meetings across North America, the U.K., Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, WPO chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest their time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive them to the next level.

    Sharing knowledge and insights

    Currently 114 local WPO chapters, coordinated by a professional facilitator, meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential and collaborative setting.

    For more information about WPO:

    Ph. 212-688-4114

    www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

    Contact Us

    WPEO & WBENC

    Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the national third-party certifying body of Women Business Enterprises (WBEs).

    This national organization is supported by 14 regional partner organizations (RPOs). Our two regional offices, WPEO-NY and WPEO-DC, serving the New York and Washington, D.C. regions respectively, are two of the strongest, most active RPOs in the country.

    As a regional partner organization of WBENC, we are responsible for managing the WBE certification process in these two regions. We also bring together a community of highly engaged women entrepreneurs and Corporate Members who share our mission to promote awareness, approval and access for WBEs.

    Regions

    WPEO serves women-owned businesses based in New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

    Our position within a high-profile national organization gives us a platform for generating awareness of certified WBEs and paving the way to real business opportunities.

    At the same time, having local offices in New York and Washington, D.C. allows us to work with WBEs directly and help them reach their goals through a range of regionally based events and programs.

    WPEO provides WBENC certification services to businesses based in:

    WPEO-NY

  • New York
  • Northern and Central New Jersey (through Trenton)
  • Southern Connecticut (through New Haven)
  • WPEO-DC

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Services

    WPEO helps you obtain certification and make the most of it.
    WBENC Certification

    Through WPEO, your business can apply for the nationally recognized WBENC certification.

    Certification
    Public Sector Certification

    Gain access to federal contracts as a certified Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

    Public Sector Certification
    Events

    Network and learn from other certified WBEs and Corporate Members at WPEO events.

    Events
    Done Deals

    Recognize and celebrate business deals between WBEs and WPEO Corporate Members.

    Done Deals
    Awards

    WPEO Awards and Done Deals Awards put our members achievements in the spotlight.

    Awards

    Acronyms

    Here are the acronyms frequently used by WPEO, which you’ll want to know:

    WPEO

    Women Presidents’ Educational Organization

    WPEO comprises two of the 14 regional partner organizations of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

    WBENC

    Women's Business Enterprise National Council

    The largest, most widely recognized advocate and authority on WBEs as suppliers to corporations in the U.S.

    WPO

    Women Presidents’ Organization

    The sister organization of WPEO, WPO is the premier global peer advisory organization for women entrepreneurs who own multimillion dollar companies.

    Find out more

    SBA

    The U.S. Small Business Administration

    A national organization that provides women entrepreneurs resources for starting, financing and building small businesses.

    WBE

    Women's Business Enterprise

    A business that has obtained WBENC certification, designating it as women-owned, operated, and controlled.

    RPO

    Regional Partner Organization

    14 partner organizations operating at the regional level to provide WBE certification on behalf of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

    WOSB

    Woman-Owned Small Business

    A women-owned business that has attained WOSB certification, making it eligible for some federal government contracts. WPEO provides WOSB certification on behalf of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

    WPO

    Our sister organization, WPO is the premier global peer advisory organization connecting top women entrepreneurs who own multimillion dollar companies.
    Unified across continents and industries

    In monthly meetings across North America, the U.K., Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, WPO chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest their time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive them to the next level.

    Sharing knowledge and insights

    Currently 114 local WPO chapters, coordinated by a professional facilitator, meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential and collaborative setting.

    For more information about WPO:

    Ph. 212-688-4114

    www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

    Contact Us