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As a women-owned diversity supplier, Artech is an active WBENC member. WBENC is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. WBENC is dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women's business enterprises, and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations. Artech's president, Ms. Ranjini Poddar, is a staunch supporter of WBENC and its WBE initiatives.
Artech is, in fact, the #1 Largest Women-Owned IT Staffing Company in the U.S.
WBENC National Conference & Business Fair Sponsorships
Ms. Ranjini Poddar, Artech’s president, was the Co-WBE Chair for the WBENC NC&BF in 2009 and again in 2013. The 2009 “Bridge to Success” Conference was held in San Francisco while the 2013 “Join Forces. Succeed Together.” Conference was held in Minneapolis. During these three day events, Ms. Poddar delivered several lectures and participated on business discussion panels, addressing WBE opportunities across Corporate America and globally.
> Click here to view Ms. Poddar’s welcome address to the WBENC audience.
> Click here to view photos of the event.
Women Presidents' Education Organization (WPEO-NY)
Artech actively supports the efforts of the WPEO-NY, WBENC's Regional Partnership Organization. Artech will be sponsoring the WPEO-NY Annual Awards Breakfast, New York, NY on Mar. 7, 2014. The WPEO-NY recognized Artech as the #10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses in 2013. The award was highly publicized and received media attention from such business publications as The Wall Street Journal.
WBENC Summit & Salute to Women Business Enterprises
Artech has served as a WBE sponsor for the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. The event brings together America's leading corporations, government agencies, women business owners and strategic partner organizations.
Ms. Poddar has been active in the Governing Group of the Leadership Forum since 2002. She has also served as an Ambassador for WBENC, where she advocates the needs, issues and benefits of women's business enterprises and facilitates corporate and supplier business opportunities for WBE members.
America's Top Corporations & Salute to Women's Businesses
Ms. Poddar chaired the 2007 Top Corps Committee and presented the awards at the WBENC Salute to Women's Businesses in Washington, DC. America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises is the only national award honoring corporations with world-class programs that create level playing fields for women's business enterprises (WBEs). Artech was also a President's Circle Sponsor for this event and hosted a table for clients and suppliers.