800-794-6140

info@nwboc.org

1101 East Cumberland Ave,

Suite #301

Tampa, Florida 33602

NWBOC History

 

More than twenty years ago, NWBOC became the first organization to create a national certification program for women-owned businesses. Yet, the platform it developed is much more than a certification – it is a powerful network of resources for business development and access to new opportunities. NWBOC helps its certified members to scale, become more sustainable – and ultimately more procurement ready – to do business with government and private sectors.

NWBOC was created in response to research conducted by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

The research revealed that a large number of corporate and government agencies were not recognizing the benefits of contracting with women-owned businesses.

NAWBO conducted another study to see if corporations would be interested in developing a certification opportunity for women. As a result, in 1995, NWBOC was established with help from an IBM sponsorship and input from more than 700 public and private sector professionals.

After great success with the WBE (woman business enterprise) certification, NWBOC launched a program for veteran-owned businesses that embraced the same mission, focus and standards as the platform for women. The announcement was made in 2013 on Veterans Day to honor men and women of service by supporting their businesses.

NWBOC continues to expand its resources. It is a third party certifier for MBE (minority business enterprise), WOSB (woman-owned small business), and EDWOSB (economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business) certifications.

NWBOC is the first national certifier of WBEs and provides national certification for women and veteran-owned companies.

 

Certification ensures that a private, for-profit company is truly owned and controlled by a woman and/or veteran.

800-794-6140

info@nwboc.org

Fax number 866-422-3080

Contact Info

Corporate Headquarters

1101 East Cumberland Ave, Suite #301

Tampa, Florida 33602

 

Kansas Office

12828 E. 13th St. N.,

Suite #14

Wichita, KS 67230

 

Michigan Office

401 Hall St. SW, Suite 112G

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Copyright © 2017 | NWBOC | All Rights Reserved.

800-794-6140

info@nwboc.org

1101 East Cumberland Ave,

Suite #301

Tampa, Florida 33602

Contact Info

Corporate Headquarters

1101 East Cumberland Ave, Suite #301

Tampa, Florida 33602

 

Kansas Office

12828 E. 13th St. N.,

Suite #14

Wichita, KS 67230

 

Michigan Office

401 Hall St. SW, Suite 112G

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

NWBOC is the first national certifier of WBEs and provides national certification for women and veteran-owned companies.

 

Certification ensures that a private, for-profit company is truly owned and controlled by a woman and/or veteran.

800-794-6140

info@nwboc.org

Fax number 866-422-3080

Copyright © 2017 | NWBOC | All Rights Reserved.