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Associations, Memberships, and Certifications
Certified Women Owned Business by WBENC
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(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations 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 as suppliers to America's corporations.
Historically, people of various professions have banded together in common purpose, and so it was with the private personnel services industry in California. The California Association of Personnel Consultants was initially formed in 1937 as the Southern California Employment Agencies Association and incorporated as a non-profit corporation on February 18, 1947. In 1955, a statewide organization was formally identified and was named the California Employment Agencies Association (CEAA). In 1970, this title was shortened to the California Employment Association (CEA) and was subsequently changed in May 1980 to California Association of Personnel Consultants. In June, 2000, CAPC merged with the California Association of Temporary Staffing Services (CATSS) to form California Staffing Professionals (CSP), in order to better serve the staffing industry in California.
CSP was the first personnel placement organization to develop a certification program in 1959. In 1962, CSP coordinated with the National Association of Personnel Consultants (NAPC) to develop a national competency exam and establish the recognized national professional designation for our industry – CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant). CSP currently offers training and an exam which focuses on legal compliance in industry practices resulting in CAC accreditation.
CSP chapters have developed extensive training programs for the new and/or incoming consultant – "Staffing 101" – in both northern and southern California.
CSP successfully influenced the passage of several state assembly bills that deregulated employer-paid agencies to the less restrictive control of local statutes, eliminating the Bureau of Employment Agencies. It fought oppressive I-9 requirements. It confronted the Legislature, protesting unfair competition by a publicly funded entity.
CSP has provided means for members to differentiate themselves from those who have been exposed by the media for violations of Equal Employment Opportunity and others who have caused negative experiences for some employers and candidates.
Over the years, CSP has been a generous contributor to charities and civic concerns. CSP continues to evolve in response to the growing needs of the public, to industry dynamics, and the needs of staffing industry professionals.
To further accomplish the goal of increased professionalism and to facilitate cooperation between member firms, CSP has adopted rigid standards of ethical practice that all members have agreed to follow. These standards ensure that CSP members conduct their businesses in a legal, ethical and self-regulated manner that honestly serves the dual consumers of private placement services. Should disputes arise, CSP has Ethics and Arbitration Committees to resolve the issues without unnecessary and costly litigation. CSP members are dedicated to helping all people, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age or handicaps, in their search for gainful, satisfying employment.
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry.
Certified Women Owned Business by NWBOC
The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) has led the way for women business owners to obtain WBE Certification. Created in 1995, NWBOC was established to increase competition for corporate and government contracts through implementation of a national certification program for women business owners. The development of our national Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification program, sponsored by IBM, involved cooperation and input from over 700 public and private sector individuals. The result was the creation of the WBE Application, the process, and the NWBOC Standards and Procedures.
NWBOC was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO.) The investigation revealed that to a large degree corporate America and government agencies had not received, nor recognized, the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. Only a small fraction of corporate and government contracts were with women-owned firms. This mindset prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurements, and it limited women business owners from penetrating these markets, which has stymied their business growth. Research has shown that after developing supplier partnerships with women-owned firms, many companies and government agencies have enhanced their bottom line for their shareholders, and taxpayers, respectively.
WBOC: The legacy continues
From the beginning, and continuing today, NWBOC seeks to provide corporations with the ability to improve their procurement practices and more women suppliers with the opportunity to compete.
NWBOC: Trust in the Application Review Process
NWBOC is highly regarded for providing professional and consistent review of WBE applications. NWBOC has enlisted only the highest qualified, independent individuals to serve on our Review Committees across the nation to assess your application and to make site visits to your place of business. Committee members include current and former business owners, CPAs, bankers, and business consultants. We have been fully vetted by corporations as well as government entities that accept our certification. The buyers and procurement officers have told us that they appreciate our diligence. The women business owners have told us that they also appreciate our thoroughness, but in addition they trust us to keep their company information and application documents secure and private. Since NWBOC operates independently, your private company information is never stored in the file cabinet of a government employee.
Certified Women Owned Business by NAWBO
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:
- Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
- Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
- Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
- Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers
In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.
Certified Women Owned Business by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility services, stimulate innovation, and promote competitive markets, where possible.