Thursday, April 10, 2014

Diversifying Your Success with Heather Cox

Ask Heather: Why do I need to be certified? If I'm a lesbian, I'm a lesbian. I don't need a certificate to say that.

A:  WBENC and NMSDC certifications were created in order to mitigate risk for the corporations. Buyers want to be sure that if a company says they are woman. minority, LBGT, veteran, etc. owned, operated and controlled they truly are. The same holds true for NGLCC which was modeled after the WBENC certification.  

Standards are important in everything we do and certification is no exception!  


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Heather Cox is Co-founder and COO of Certify My Company, a diversity consultancy. Certify My Company was born with the goal of inspiring and helping diverse businesses grow while having more fun and time doing it. 

Certify My Company provides help to business owners by getting their qualified businesses nationally certified, linking them with large corporations and each other to increase revenue, connecting them to events and sharing expert knowledge and motivation. 

Additionally, Certify My Company is the comprehensive resource for Corporate Diversity Managers to grow and reach their diversity goals. Heather and her team are in a unique position offering the opportunity to liaise between the corporations and their diversity vendors.

Have a question you want answered? Ask Heather here: socialmedia@mbemag.com

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