The SBA's WOSB Federal Contract Program provides greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.
Diversity for Science Alliance
Is the leading organization in the life science and healthcare industries promoting the economic growth of small and/or diverse businesses, and improving the quality of patient care by fostering intimate relationships between those businesses, and corporations, academic, and governmental agencies.
Metrics Champion Consortium
Founded in 2006, MCC is the leading industry association dedicated to the development of standardized performance metrics to improve clinical trials. MCC provides the collaborative environment for biopharmaceutical and device sponsors, service providers and sites to improve clinical-trial development through use of MCC standardized performance metrics. Based on MCC membership requests, MCC has built a Benchmarking Database and reporting tool for use with MCC's metrics portfolio. Members who choose to participate in the MCC Benchmarking Database can load in their own MCC metrics data, can track their own performance over time, and compare their data to aggregated, anonymized data from their peers.
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to: achieving gender parity in leadership positions, facilitating career and business connections and providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent.
The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy and recognition for individuals and companies.
The Charlotte Chamber is a membership, volunteer-led organization. Our vision is to make Charlotte the best place to run a business and to live.