JR Language Translation Services was certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC ) in May 2017. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council was created in 1997 and is the largest third-party certifier for businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States.
JR Language attended the WBENC Annual Conference and business fair in Vegas at the end of June. This conference marked the 20th year of WBENC, and our translation agency participated in an effort to present our host of translation services and multilingual solutions to companies looking for global engagement. We were also seeking to learn how to use the certificate and had the chance to mingle with fellow WBENC certified companies, and companies that buy from WBENC certified companies.
The conference was energizing and informative, as we learned of companies that have participated in the conference for years and grown their business while leveraging the certification.
We attended several interesting workshops, including the ones below:
The intricacies of establishing and growing your global footprint
The combination of globalization and technology has forever changed the way companies do business. Language and culture are factors to take into consideration, as well as the law, legal regulations, and supporting services that will impact your day to day operations and interactions with your clients.
WBES: Growing Global Together (WBES’ are Woman Business Enterprises)
This was a forum for exchange of WBE’s that have either done business globally or were interested in doing business Internationally. The exchange was based on best practices and challenges in international settings.
Keys to service the hospitality and entertainment industry
Business strategies and insights straight from WBEs and industry procurement insiders.
Leveraging your certification
Best practices for getting a contract, marketing your certification, and building relationships with supplier diversity professionals.
The best part of the conference was the business fair where we spoke with the exhibitors about the needs and rules of engagement.
Many of America’s Top Corporations were present to show their support to the community of women business owner and entrepreneurs. Some companies presented their commitment to allocating more funds to buy services and products from WBE’s.. Also at the conference, were companies from Europe interested in learning and understanding the concept and operations of the certification in the USA.
We left the conference, excited about the new certification, with a pile of contacts and new leads to navigate the supplier diversity portal of corporations that engage with woman own companies. The conference ended with a fun Motown party. See you at the next conference in 2018 at Detroit!