This week sees the launch of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) in the UK.  This initiative will faciliate the development of business partnerships between women owned businesses and national and multi national corporations.

A similar initiative has been operating in the USA for many years where in addition to creating matchmaking opportunities they run a certification programme for women owned businesses. It is now accepted by over 700 corporations representing some of the USA’s most prestigous brands as well as government organisations at the state,federal and local levels.  To see the success that has been achieved in the US watch highlights from last year’s conference.