Designation connects women-owned businesses with companies committed to vendor and supplier diversity
MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Pivot Strategies LLC, a Minneapolis-based agency specializing in strategic communications, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Pivot Strategies is 100 percent woman owned by founder and CEO Stacia Nelson.
“I am thrilled to receive national certification from WBENC,” said Nelson. “When I launched Pivot Strategies in 2015, I was looking for unique ways to connect with potential clients. WBENC Certification helps us better serve our current clients who are focused on supplier diversity, and opens up new opportunities with corporations seeking to work with diverse agencies.”
According to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN, women-owned businesses are growing and now represent 39 percent of all U.S. firms – an estimated 11.6 million businesses. Nearly 13,500 of these firms are WBENC certified. However, there are fewer than 400 certified WBENC businesses in Minnesota.
By recognizing the WBENC certification and including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies confirm their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier and vendor diversity programs.
About Pivot Strategies
Pivot Strategies LLC is a strategic communications and PR agency with experts in IT, sustainability and crisis communications. At Pivot, we say we are “bred corporate, gone agency.” With over 100 years of combined experience working within Fortune 500 companies and with some of the world’s most admired brands, we quickly get up to speed to bring informed and creative thinking to every client. We are committed to working with like-minded clients that aim to serve a larger purpose in the world.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their diversity program.
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