• Emerging reflects that a corporation has demonstrated an increasing commitment to advancing capacity building and contracting opportunities for certified women business owners.


  • Advanced reflects that a corporation has documented a strong commitment to women’s business enterprise advocacy, capacity building and contracting.  Advanced category award winners are leaders among their peers.


  • Best in Class reflects that a corporation has excelled in all major categories surveyed including women business enterprise spend and capacity building, and advocacy for women – owned businesses. 

The recognition will be held at the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference September 28 & 29 , 2021