WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBENC Certification, women owned businesses complete a formal documentation and site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Certification gives women owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies.


A Certificate of Director Education, from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), is the only not-for-profit national organization serving the corporate governance information and educational needs of directors and boards.

NACD introduced its Certificate of Director Education program in 2005, requiring corporate directors to sign a code of conduct and complete a specific amount of corporate governance education annually to obtain and maintain the certificate. The NACD Certificate of Director Education is a voluntary designation designed to assist directors to practice engaged, ethical, and effective corporate governance. The program covers fiduciary duties, risk oversight, independence, transparency, conflicts of interest, audit and financial expertise, effectiveness of key committees, information flow between the board and management, board evaluation, and oversight of executive compensation.


The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. CSP is conferred by the US-based National Speakers Association. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who understands what is required and knows how to deliver client satisfaction.  Less than 10% of the speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation. The membership of the International Federation for Professional Speakers is comprised of professional speaking associations worldwide. The Certified Speaking Professional designation is earned through a combination of professional association, professional education, professional performance and professional business management standards.


The Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) mark is awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA to consultants who have achieved a level of performance that includes professional standards in technical competency and ethics, and global standards in consulting competencies, professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct. Candidates for certification must undergo a thorough investigation of their consulting experience, complete exhaustive written and oral examinations, and meet global standards in consulting competencies, professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct. Less than one percent (1%) of all consultants have achieved this level of excellence.


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