Geofoam International has officially been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
(WBENC), America’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses. With this certification, the company joins a prestige network of businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by women. Geofoam International will receive access to endless opportunities, resources, guidance and support from the WBENC to ensure continued business growth and success in the construction and engineering industry.
The WBNEC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States. As a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, it partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to certify women-owned businesses throughout the country. The council advocates for women business owners and entrepreneurs, and maintains a mission to fuel economic growth globally by providing access to opportunities for certified women-owned businesses to flourish.
As the most relied upon certification of women-owned businesses, the WBENC upholds the highest standards. In order to obtain certification, a woman or women must own, control, operate and manage at least 51 percent of an organization. More than 1,000 corporations that represent America’s most prestigious brands accept the WBENC’s world class certification and it is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program.
How to Qualify for WBENC Certification
With Geofoam International’s CEO and President Carol Moson leading the way, the company was able to meet all qualification for the WBENC Certification. The certification process was two-fold and included a thorough review of documentation and site visit interview with Moson.
Geofoam International’s Carol Moson
Carol Moson, CEO of Geofoam International, can attribute much of her success to an impressive career track. As an alumnus of UCLA, she began her foundation in commercial real estate. After many years thriving and flourishing within the real estate industry, she was able to build a great deal of assets and transition into the recruiting industry, where she started her own executive recruiting firm that focused on biomedical devices.
After more than 10 years as a partner in the firm, she then was offered a position as Vice President of Marketing at Stadium Seating Enterprises and moved up to Chief Operating Officer. She pioneers the path for many women to follow in these predominantly male-run industries, and today she holds 51 percent ownership of Geofoam International with her son, Taylor Moson, President of Geofoam International.
Carol Moson is in charge of overseeing big picture processes and projects of the company and involved with all key decisions for the business. She is honored by the WBENC Certification and is looking forward to joining an elite group of women who continue to lead their respective industries and pave the way for more women to successfully follow suit.
Benefits of WBENC Certification for Geofoam International
Geofoam International’s WBENC Certification includes the following benefits that promise a positive impact on the company’s future.
Invitation to Networking Events with Supplier Diversity Representatives
As it joins the WBENC network, Geofoam International will have access to formal and informal opportunities to connect with National Corporate Members of the WBENC and other WBENC-Certified businesses. The WBENC’s National Conference and Business Fair and WBENC Summit & Salute are two major networking events that Geofoam International will be able to attend with hopes to build relationships and form partnerships with other supplier diversity representatives.
Contact Information for Supplier Diversity Representatives
Geofoam will be able to access to WBENCLink, WBENC’s National Internet database of certified women-owned businesses and corporations with supplier diversity programs. The invaluable marketing and networking tool will help Geofoam increase the company’s visibility among corporate supplier diversity and purchasing professionals and makes it easy for the company to identify corporations that are in need of Geofoam International’s services and products.
Opportunities for Educational and Professional Development, and Invitations to Corporate Panels and Procurement Events
Capacity development is another benefit of having the WBENC Certification. Geofoam International will have access to educational and capacity development opportunities including corporate panels, procurement events, webinars, workshops and WBENC events. The WBENC also provides its certified businesses with relevant white papers and research to ensure women business owners are well-informed and on the pulse of industry news and trends, which can help them effectively lead their organizations.
With the WBENC Certification, the possibilities are truly endless. Geofoam International will be able to compete for real-time business opportunities that are provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies. At the same time, it will be able to continually grow in its sector thanks to the educational tools and business guidance provided by the network of organizations within the WBENC council. All good things are to come as Geofoam International proudly joins the world-class league of women-run businesses and paves the path to more economic growth and opportunities for women to support one another in their respected fields.