WPEO - DC

WPEO - DC WPEO - DC is a dynamic community of certified women-owned businesses in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. WPEO - DC is a regional affiliate of WBENC.
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WPEO - DC's community helps WBEs build on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations and other WBEs. The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization - DC (WPEO - DC) comprises one of the 14 regional partner organizations of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)—the nation’s leading advocate for women-owned businesses. WPEO was founded in 1998 by Dr. Marsha Firestone, a pioneer in opening doors for women-owned businesses. Furthering the success of women-owned businesses is our primary mission. We provide WBENC certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—at the regional level, and serve as an advocate for certified women-owned businesses in the Washington, D.C. region offering them educational programs, networking opportunities and recognition. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New York and recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Operating as usual

04/02/2018

Nothing like a busy Monday to start off the week! We have so many events coming up! Be sure to check out our event calendar at wpeo.us for a list of our upcoming Brown Bags, where you'll get to meet with supplier diversity representatives that are looking for business like yours!! We will be meeting with McCormick on the 10th! Will you be there? We Will!

02/15/2018

Lets be thankful this thursday to all of sponser adn WBE's. We wouldn't be where we are or who we are without all of these beautiful women in business. Tell your friends, we would be honored to have them as part of our network!!

Hello WPEO-DC Community. Today is #womenownedwednesday and we want to encourage you to #BuyWomenOwned! What is your favo...
02/14/2018
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Hello WPEO-DC Community. Today is #womenownedwednesday and we want to encourage you to #BuyWomenOwned! What is your favorite women-owned product?

If you have a Women Owned Product and get your company certified by Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC you can use a consumer facing logo to help your brand stand out on the shelf. Go here for more information:
http://www.womenownedlogo.com/

02/13/2018

WPEO-DC had a great event with Accenture today meeting with representatives from their Commerical and Government teams which brings me to Time Is Everything Tuesday!!

Our event sell out fast and boy are they fun!! Plan ahead by taking a look at WPEO.US events calendar to see whats coming for future networking events. Get your busines out there to the right people! We can help you!!

See you at our next event: Brown Bag Lunch with Anne Arundel County!😉

02/12/2018

Maximize Your Mondays!
Take a minute to check out WPEO.US for our upcoming events and register to attend. They are informative and best of all, free. We want to help you succeed! 😁

04/12/2017

WPEO-DC and Capital One have teamed together to create Sage Advice. WPEO SAGE ADVICE has been established to develop and enable small business owners to grow through customized sessions delivered by successful women business owners and Capital One associates. As well, each Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE) will be provided with a support system that includes a business leader and resource who will assist them throughout the program in applying the concepts learned and in developing a three-year business plan. You must be currently Certified by WPEO-DC or WPEO-NY. Click the link for more information: http://tinyurl.com/wpeo-sage

Thank you to AARP for hosting over 40 WBEs at their headquarters not only to discuss how to do business with their compa...
04/11/2017

Thank you to AARP for hosting over 40 WBEs at their headquarters not only to discuss how to do business with their company, they also invited 18 Procurement Professionals to have one-on-one meetings. Great work everyone! #access

Today is #womenownedwednesday and WPEO-DC welcomes a new WBE Pati Jinich. Pati is an chef, TV Host, cookbook author, and...
04/05/2017
Pati Jinich

Today is #womenownedwednesday and WPEO-DC welcomes a new WBE Pati Jinich. Pati is an chef, TV Host, cookbook author, and lover of food. Her passion is obvious, you can see her products and services on her website- https://patijinich.com/

Please support our community and #BuyWomenOwned. To learn more about the women owned logo go here- www.womenownedlogo.com

04/04/2017

Are you interested in learning how to Leverage your Certificate or are you wanting to learn if getting Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC Certified is right for your company? Please attend an event hosted by WPEO-DC and/or our Corporate Members. Our events are a great place to network and learn. To see an up-to-date list please click the link: wpeo.us/events/overview/

04/03/2017

Today, April 3rd, is the last day for Early Bird Registration at Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC's National Conference and Business Fair. Registering early for #WEBNCconf not only ensures that you have a reservation but also makes you eligible for Corporate Matchmaking Opportunities (if you are actively certified at the time of your registration).

Click this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/wbencconf2017

See you in Las Vegas!

03/21/2017
Facebook Supplier Diversity

Happening Now!
Ampcus, a WBE from WPEO-DC, is on Facebook Live giving a panel at Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC Summit and Salute in New Orleans.

We're live from NOLA with Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC CEO Pamela Prince-Eason and Ann Ramakumaran, founder and CEO of Ampcus. #SheMeansBusiness

Ask your questions in the comments.

Today Women Presidents' Educational Organization hosted our 2017 Awards Breakfast in NYC. Our local network was present ...
03/03/2017

Today Women Presidents' Educational Organization hosted our 2017 Awards Breakfast in NYC. Our local network was present with numerous WBEs and Corporate Members in attendance. Our President, Marsha Firestone, Ph.D. discussed the changing landscape of Supplier Diversity.

#Looking2theFuture

We’re live at the awards breakfast and looking forward to discussing our views on #Looking2theFuture! Follow along with us. #WPEO

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we are celebrating Lash Moi Salon a company that has been certified for years with WPE...
03/01/2017
Lashmoi |

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we are celebrating Lash Moi Salon a company that has been certified for years with WPEO-DC, serving clients in the DC Metro Area. This is a unique salon specializes in permanent cosmetic services and products.

After donating countless hours of services to cancer survivors and victims of premature hair loss, the owner Julie Nguyen, realized that performing permanent/ semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing was another way to instill confidence and pride in her clients. Julie’s superior artistic talent with these specialized services keep her in high demand helping those affected by Chemotherapy, Premature Hair Loss and Alopecia Areata. Learn more about her company at http://www.lashmoi.com/

You always support WPEO-DC and our network when you #BuyWomenOwned

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we are highlighting Caribbean Products Ltd. in Baltimore, MD. This company offers “Glo...
02/22/2017
Caribbean Products Ltd | Baltimore, MD

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we are highlighting Caribbean Products Ltd. in Baltimore, MD. This company offers “Global Delights” hand-held turnovers in three flavors, along with other products. There products are available at multiple retail outlets across the USA.

If you are certified by WPEO-DC, you can access the Women Owned Logo, in WBENCLink 2.0, to communicate directly to your consumers. This targeted marketing tool was created by Walmart and Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC.

You support WBEs and WPEO-DC when you #BuyWomenOwned.

Stock your shelves with ?Global Delights? hand-held turnovers filled with savory, island-style-seasoned beef or chicken wrapped in a light, flaky, oven-baked crust and your customers will love them.

02/21/2017

Being a Certified WBE through WPEO-DC makes you searchable in a database, hosted by WBENCLink 2.0, that is utilized by Fortune 1000 Companies and over 13,000 WBEs within Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC's national network. Having concise keywords and updating your contact information is vital! This is another added bonus of certifying with WPEO-DC. Let us know how you are #maximizingyourWBE

For more information on getting your Women Business certified with WPEO-DC: http://wpeo.us/certification/certification/

Happening Now! Our WBEs and Community Partners are meeting with EY in Baltimore! We would like to thank all the EY staff...
02/16/2017

Happening Now!

Our WBEs and Community Partners are meeting with EY in Baltimore! We would like to thank all the EY staff that hosted us and made us feel welcome at their Baltimore, MD location!

Don't miss another opportunity to make connections to grow your business. Check out WPEO-DC's upcoming events here:
http://wpeo.us/events/overview/

02/15/2017

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we are spotlighting the newest product in the WPEO-DC Network BS Grillin' Company. This company is led by Chef AJ Richards and she has developed a "Virginia's Finest" product. Their pickle-free relishes and sauces are available at local retailers, like Giant Foods / Ahold USA, and on their website: http://www.bsgrillin.com/our-products

If you are certified by Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC through WPEO-DC, you can use a customer facing logo to promote your brand. As always you can always support our network and #buywomenowned.

Being an entrepreneur and starting, buying, or running a family company has a lot of challenges. Despite the difficultie...
02/14/2017

Being an entrepreneur and starting, buying, or running a family company has a lot of challenges. Despite the difficulties the Women Business Enterprises in the WPEO-DC Network have so much passion! Passion to offer innovative products and services, passion to engage their communities and their families. What do you #love about owning and operating your own business?

02/13/2017

Mark your calendar! We will be hosting WPEO-DC Done Deals: Getting To A Contract, on March 9th, 2017. The event will be hosted by our Corporate Member Freddie Mac in McLean,VA. This event is free and will have engaging panel discussions with a lot of opportunities to network. You do not need to be certified to attend this event.

Click here to register: http://wpeo.us/event/wpeo-dc-done-deals/

WPEO-DC is a Regional Partner Organization of Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC. WBENC hosts two nati...
02/10/2017

WPEO-DC is a Regional Partner Organization of Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC. WBENC hosts two national events annually and it is a great space to leverage your WBE Certification, network with other women-owned companies and our National Corporate Members. This year will be spectacular, as WBENC celebrates their 20th year!

Registration is open for both events, we hope to see you there! You do not have to be currently certified to attend these events.

Registration is now open for both WBENC's 2017 Summit & Salute and WBENC's 2017 National Conference & Business Fair. Mark your calendars and Register Now! http://www.wbenc.org/register

Help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary in New Orleans for #SummitSalute and in Las Vegas for #WBENCconf ! #WBENCis20

Today we Spotlight Our Corporate Members:We asked our Sodexo USA Member, Darlene Fuller, what benefits her company get f...
02/09/2017

Today we Spotlight Our Corporate Members:

We asked our Sodexo USA Member, Darlene Fuller, what benefits her company get from being involved with our Regional Partner Organization, she stated:

"[We use WPEO-DC] to find great Women-Owned Businesses to mentor and to help them achieve growth and prosperity. Also the value of bench marking with other corporations with the same values as Sodexo."

Thank you for all you and your team do to support WPEO-DC! If your corporation is interested in becoming a local member call 202-595-2628.

02/08/2017

Hello WPEO-DC Community. Today is #womenownedwednesday and we want to encourage you to #BuyWomenOwned! What is your favorite women-owned product?

If you have a Women Owned Product and get your company certified by Women's Business Enterprise National Council - WBENC you can use a consumer facing logo to help your brand stand out on the shelf. Go here for more information:
http://www.womenownedlogo.com/

Did you know that WPEO-DC's network is comprised of Women Business Enterprises from 41 different industries? To learn mo...
02/03/2017

Did you know that WPEO-DC's network is comprised of Women Business Enterprises from 41 different industries? To learn more about third-party certification available through our organization click the link: http://tinyurl.com/wpeodc-certification

02/01/2017

Today is #womenownedwednesday and we would like to showcase our newest product KRā Drinks for Athletes. This USDA Certified Organic drink has none of the food dyes that you'll find in other sports drinks, and less sugar. Welcome to our network!!

#buyWomenOwned

Mark your calendars! Our Corporate Member WSSC Water has invited you to save the date for their Women Business Owners Ex...
01/26/2017

Mark your calendars! Our Corporate Member WSSC Water has invited you to save the date for their Women Business Owners Expo called Trailblazers! on Friday, March, 31, 2017.

01/24/2017

Registration is now open for WPEO-DC's Brown Bag Luncheon with Commercial EY in Baltimore, MD on February 16th, 2017. Click to register now as seating is limited, please only one representative per company: http://tinyurl.com/wpeodc-ey

Please Note: This event is for currently certified WBEs only. To see more event options click here: http://wpeo.us/events/overview/

Are you looking for a space to leverage your WBENC certificate, connect with WBEs and Fortune 1000 companies, and create...
01/23/2017
Register

Are you looking for a space to leverage your WBENC certificate, connect with WBEs and Fortune 1000 companies, and create more awareness for your company? Here is an opportunity:

Women's Business Enterprise National Council's Summit and Salute on March 21-23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA and Early Bird Registration ends today!

Click here to register or get more information about sponsoring the event: http://www.wbenc.org/register

12/13/2016

When is the last time your updated your keywords on your WBENCLink Profile? The information in the WBENCLink Database is where our Corporate Members and other WBEs search for the services and products your company provides. The more concise and strategic your keywords, the more likely you are to be contacted with opportunities! Log onto www.wbenclink.org to review your keywords if you are currently certified. If you would like to learn more about certification please click here:
http://wpeo.us/certification/benefits-certification/

Yesterday WSSC Water hosted WPEO-DC and our WBEs at their headquarters to discuss changes in their procurement departmen...
12/07/2016

Yesterday WSSC Water hosted WPEO-DC and our WBEs at their headquarters to discuss changes in their procurement department and tips on how to do business with WSSC. Multiple Procurement staff explained communication tools they are using to communicate contract opportunities and gave some insights into forecasting. A B I G thank you to WSSC and their SLMBE Office for hosting us and sharing so much useful information!

WPEO-DC hosted our Annual Breakthrough Breakfast last month. The Corporate Opportunity Award was earned by Capitalone wh...
12/07/2016

WPEO-DC hosted our Annual Breakthrough Breakfast last month. The Corporate Opportunity Award was earned by Capitalone who worked diligently with WBEs in our Network. Freddie Mac took home the Corporate Champion Award for their support of local small business, as well as AdNet/AccountNet, Inc. who won the WBE Connection Award for reporting the most WBE-to-WBE contracts in the network for 2016. Last but not least, is Soft Stuff Distributors with the WBE Champion Award, reporting the most contracts secured from any source in our network! Congratulations to all of our Corporate Members and WBEs. To learn more about reporting your Done Deals go here: http://wpeo.us/done-deals/overview/

Do not miss Remarkable Women's Luncheon on December 8th. This event is hosted in partnership with WPEO and will have gue...
11/17/2016

Do not miss Remarkable Women's Luncheon on December 8th. This event is hosted in partnership with WPEO and will have guest speaker Tracey Wiley, Director of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. Join Us!

See below for more details and click here to register: http://tinyurl.com/wpeoremarkabl

#tbt to our Brown Bag Luncheon with Capital One last week. Our WBEs were able to learn about upcoming opportunities and ...
11/10/2016

#tbt to our Brown Bag Luncheon with Capital One last week. Our WBEs were able to learn about upcoming opportunities and connect with their peers. Our last Brown Bag Luncheon with WSSC Water is open to all. Go to http://wpeo.us/event/wpeo-dc-brown-bag-lunch-wssc/ for more information.

WPEO-DC has a developmental program for our WBEs supported by our Corporate Member Capital One, called SAGE Advice. This...
11/08/2016

WPEO-DC has a developmental program for our WBEs supported by our Corporate Member Capital One, called SAGE Advice. This year long program assist our network in working with a mentor, developing goals, setting objectives, and growing their company by their own measurement of success. #sageadvice

Today is #womenownedwednesday and today WPEO-DC highlights our newest product from InnovatorsBox. Monica trains professi...
11/02/2016

Today is #womenownedwednesday and today WPEO-DC highlights our newest product from InnovatorsBox. Monica trains professionals on how to intertwine creativity into their work and personal life. Her card set called Spark, for sale locally at Busboys & Poets and on her website, are tangle tools in her training process. Welcome to our Network!

#buywomenowned

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