Market Mentors receives Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive and grow.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (PRWEB) July 21, 2021

Market Mentors, western Massachusetts largest marketing, advertising and public relations agency, is pleased to announce it has received certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive and grow.

“We had previously received certification through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Because we have clients outside of the state, pursuing this national certification made sense,” said company President Michelle Abdow. “We’re honored to be a part of a group of such successful and driven women entrepreneurs.”


WBENC certification provides Market Mentors with access to a vast network of support, including targeted business opportunities and increased visibility in corporate and government supply chains, education and development programs. It is also an approved third-party certifier for the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.

“This certification opens the door so we can pursue opportunities with government agencies and programs, public schools and universities, and companies with supplier diversity and inclusion programs,” said Abdow.

WBENC certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. One or more women must have unrestricted control of the business, a demonstrated management of day-to-day operations and a proportionate investment of capital or expertise. To become certified, business owners undergo a thorough vetting process, including review of business documentation and a site visit.