Irving, TX, Feb. 1, 2023 — Vizient, Inc. is proud to be named one of the 2023 America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The America's Top Corporations award is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.
Vizient is committed to increasing business opportunities for diverse, women-owned businesses in order to fuel innovation, enable growth and development, and break down barriers for women entrepreneurs. Vizient will be honored at the WBENC National Conference taking place March 20-23, 2023, in Nashville, TN, and throughout ongoing WBENC network communications nationwide.
"WBENC is proud to honor the 2023 America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, including Vizient, for their continuous and growing commitment to creating business opportunities for women-owned businesses," said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation's leader in women's business development. "WBENC-Certified WBEs in turn fuel innovation and contribute meaningfully to a Top Corporations' ESG goals and contributions."
"Vizient highly values the innovation, motivation and drive that WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises bring to our business ecosystem and our ongoing Supplier Diversity strategy," said Simrit Sandhu, executive vice president, Vizient. "While being recognized as a WBENC 2023 America's Top Corporation for Women's Business Enterprises is an honor, the ability to connect industry leading WBEs to Vizient member providers as well as Vizient's own procurement is its own reward. We look forward to even more collaboration and growth in the coming years."
Since 1999, WBENC has celebrated America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises honorees who successfully drive the sustainable inclusion of women-owned businesses within corporate and government supply chains and empowered local communities through economic growth and job creation.
The WBENC Top Corporations model reviews WBE outreach and engagement, such as providing support for successful onboarding and retention of WBEs for supply chain business needs and development of future WBEs. The model also assesses foundational concepts of supplier diversity, including overall program structure, contracting, and reporting, and organization accountability with executive leadership and line of business decision-makers.
To learn more about America's Top Corporations and WBENC, visit https://www.wbenc.org/about-wbenc/awards/top-corporations-for-womens-business-enterprises/.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the nation's largest health care performance improvement company, serves more than 60% of the nation's acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation's academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient's solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, supported by more than 540 Corporate Members. Throughout the year, WBENC provides professional development, business development, and outreach opportunities for more than 18,000 WBENC-Certified women-owned businesses, Corporate and Government Members, and the national WBENC network. Learn more at www.wbenc.org.