Turner Techtronics Inc. (TTI), a managed service provider, recently announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBENC-Western Division. WBENC-Western is 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.
“Today, women own about 40 percent of all US businesses. But in technology, less than two percent of American startups are led by one or more female founders. Only a little over 10 percent of women make it into a CEO or senior leadership role. As a result, I see the WBENC Certification as both an honor and a responsibility,” says Ellen Turner, CEO of Turner Techtronics. “Our WBENC Certification sends a strong message to young women in general, and those in tech fields in particular. There is no glass ceiling anymore, they can make it all the way to the top. Because the certification process is rigorous, it provides our clients with a point of pride in today’s cultural and business environment. They support a deserving woman-owned business with a deep commitment to service excellence, earn potential tax breaks, and expand their reach into a significantly more diverse set of suppliers.”
About the WBENC Certification
The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the WBENC-Western Division is a meticulous process. The first step includes an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. Then, the certification must confirm if the business is owned, operated or controlled by at least 51 percent of women. Lastly, the process determines if the business has an 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. By continuing development of their supplier diversity programs, they empower women as leaders and bring 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, women-owned businesses can grow and expand their business and innovation through events, programming and connections with major corporations and other WBEs.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development. It is also the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. It holds 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 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 http://www.wbenc.org and http://www.buywomenowned.com.
About Turner Techtronics Inc. (TTI)
For more than three decades, Turner Techtronics Inc. (TTI) has provided enterprise-grade co-managed IT solutions that include 24x7x365 service desk offerings, end-user computing services, and network management and monitoring services for enterprise clients. With a commitment to service excellence, TTI boasts a 90 percent first-call resolution. The average wait time is less than 30 seconds for its service desk solutions.
The firm serves local, national and international clients in a host of industries. It offers tailored professional support offerings to the specific needs of its customers, including those in the highly specialized medical, financial and entertainment markets. As an Authorized Support Partner for prominent manufacturers such as Microsoft, Apple, Lenovo, ServiceNow and ConnectWise, TTI also offers an array of services ranging from professional staffing to asset management, desktop configuration/image management, and national depot services for equipment deployments and relocations. Turner Techtronics is a privately held woman-owned business headquartered in Burbank, California, with regional offices in New York City and Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.turnertech.com.
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