The mission of Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific is to drive economic growth, development, and access for women business enterprises in a global marketplace by collaborating with our constituents on Certification, Opportunities, Resources, and Engagement (C.O.R.E.)
Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific (WBEC-Pacific), formally known as Astra Women’s Business Alliance, is a Regional Partner Organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)operating in a six-state region: Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
WBENC certification is the most trusted, recognized and accepted certification in the U.S. Through WBEC-Pacific, WBENC certification is accessible to all qualified women business owners in the region.
Along with certification, WBEC-Pacific provides events and educational programs that help create opportunities for women business owners looking to build their business knowledge, their networks, and grow their businesses through contracts with large corporations, government agencies, and other women business enterprises (WBEs). Participation in WBEC-Pacific events can take 18 months off the WBE sales cycle by meeting decision makers who provide access to their supply chain buyers.
For corporate members, WBEC-Pacific is a powerful partner that is uniquely positioned to provide introductions to qualified suppliers that offer global supply chain solutions and help meet supplier diversity procurement goals.