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Announcing RISEQUITY's WBENC Certification!

We're elated to share our latest announcement, highlighting our ongoing dedication to integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) and fostering sustainable growth and differentiation for companies globally.


RisEquity, Inc. Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

RisEquity, Inc., a company specializing in advancing companies' human capital and culture through comprehensive analysis by delivering DEIB solutions for sustainable growth, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise Council-Pacific (WBEC-Pacific), 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.

"As a company founded and owned by women, RISEQUITY views our WBENC certification as more than just a stamp; it's a longstanding, recognized symbol that represents the advancement of equitable business opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds," says Kim Steppe, CEO of RISEQUITY. "Our unique data-driven assessment model and professional services align closely with the mission to advance corporate social responsibility and foster more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and innovative workplaces and marketplaces, ultimately leading to positive impacts on the bottom line."


The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the WBEC-Pacific is a meticulous process that includes an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm 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. This, 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 RisEquity, Inc.:

RisEquity, Inc. (RISEQUITY) provides data-driven assessments that offer innovative solutions for companies aiming to strategically deploy resources toward driving sustainable change and fostering an inclusive culture where every employee feels a sense of belonging. By analyzing metrics and gathering insights into organizational dynamics, they pinpoint areas for improvement and tailor interventions accordingly. This approach empowers companies to meet diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives and cultivate environments where diverse perspectives are valued, leading to enhanced innovation, engagement, and overall success.

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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