Press Release: Women Impact Tech Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2024



Paula Bratcher Ratliff

(502) 377-9976

New York, NYWomen Impact Tech, a business specializing in staffing and events with a mission to enable and empower women in technology, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women‘s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC Certification is the gold standard for women-owned business certification in the United States.

“WBENC Certification empowers women-owned businesses, fostering a supportive community,” says Paula Bratcher Ratliff, President and CEO of Women Impact Tech. “This certification provides differentiation in our industry as we grow and support corporate partners, unlocking opportunities and amplifying the collective strength of women entrepreneurs.”

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Great Lakes Women‘s Business Council is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women, and that the business has appropriate structure and strategic business planning and implementation in place.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs, which in turn empowers women as leaders and brings about a more diverse, balanced, and sustainable economy.

WBENC Certification combined with professional development and engagement in the WBENC network provides unsurpassed opportunities year-round, both virtually and in-person, for women-owned businesses to grow and expand their business and innovation through events, programming, and connections with major corporations and other WBEs.

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About Women Impact Tech:

Women Impact Tech is a WBENC-Certified WBE and Certified LGBT Business Enterprise. Their mission is to advance gender equity so that women can thrive in their careers and organizations can build productive, diverse, and inclusive teams. As a leader in delivering diverse technology talent, Women Impact Tech also assists organizations in attracting and retaining the most elite technical talent while achieving a diverse workforce. Their core offerings include networking events, contract staffing & statement of work, dedicated diversity recruiting, customized recruiting events, and payrolling.

About WBENC:

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 18,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 500 Corporate Members, most of which are Fortune 500. Thousands of corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, as well as many states, cities, and other entities, look for and accept WBENC Certification. Through the Women Owned initiative, WBENC also is a leader in supporting consumer-oriented female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them by raising awareness for why, where, and how to buy Women Owned. For more information, visit and

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