REACH, LLC is proud to be certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of business owned and operated by women in the U.S . As a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, REACH can add diversity to your supply chain. REACH was born out of a vision that Lindsay Bertelli, president and owner of REACH, had for a new company, after years of working in tour and event production and sponsorship management. Despite being a woman in a predominately male-driven industry, Bertelli's company has made waves throughout the local community, nationally and even globally. Since REACH’s inception in 2011, Bertelli has made her mark as a well-respected woman business owner in the entertainment and marketing industry.
WBENC is the leading advocate of women’s business enterprises as suppliers to corporate America. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 700 corporations across the country as well as government entities at the local, state, and federal levels as a functional component of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
To become a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, a company must be majority (51%) woman- or women-owned and pass a rigorous and meticulous certification process, including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. Established in 1998, Atlas Data Systems is majority owned by company founders Jacquie and Eileen Cleary, and became a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise in 2001. By working with REACH, you are supporting not only a women- owned business but the entire economy.
For more information on WBENC and its certification, visit their Web site at www.wbenc.org.
Fun facts about women:
- Women have more taste buds than men
- Some women can have a genetic mutation, which causes them to see millions of more colors
- Over the course of a woman’s entire lifetime, she will have eaten about 2-3 kilos of lipstick (that’s about 4 1/2 – 6 1/2 pounds)! Remember to save room for dessert.
- Women blink about 2 times more often than men.
- The Youngest CEO Of a Fortune 500 company was a woman.
- Women speak more words per day than the average man
- Female entrepreneurs employ close to eight million Americans.
- The first computer programmer was a woman. Her name is Ada Lovelace.
- Woman-owned businesses are responsible for generating $1.4 Trillion in sales.