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Emily Lewis

I am thrilled to announce that Bright Umbrella received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise

WBENC certification verifies that a company is at least 51% woman/women owned. It is the most rigorous and sought after certification of its kind. Companies and government agencies that hire WBEs as their vendors show their commitment to fostering diversity.

Vendor Diversity Is Smart Business

Bright Umbrella has always been a 100% women owned and operated business. While WBENC certification doesn’t change the premium services we deliver, it does help our clients meet their vendor diversity goals. For some clients, vendor diversity is a contract or even grant requirement. Our WBENC-certification helps these clients meet such obligations.

For all of our clients, though, vendor diversity is just smart business. Creating and maintaining a web presence is a team effort, and the strongest teams are those that bring a broad range of perspectives. This diversity of viewpoints means the solutions we build are strategic, helping our clients connect with the full spectrum of their audiences.

A strong, collaborative team will help you deliver sound, creative results and has become increasingly important regardless of your industry or business - that includes government and non-profits.

Laura Cox Kaplan, regulatory affairs and public policy leader at PwC

As leaders in the web industry and a women-owned business, we are proud to be part of our clients’ diverse teams. We not only bring proven strategic and technical expertise to every project, we also contribute our unique perspectives. And these perspectives aren’t just tied to our gender or ethnicities, but also to our varied life experiences and cultures.

We Are Women Who Support Women

Even before Lea and I joined forces, we advocated for diversity in our industry and encouraged other women in tech (and business).

Now, with our certification, we enjoy closer connections with other women business entrepreneurs who can provide mentoring and support, as well as opportunities for partnership. These connections are critical for us to achieve our own diversity goals and further our efforts to support other women professionals.

Progress (and profit!) happens when we all support diversity. If you’re like-minded and need a results-driven web presence, contact us!

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