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It’s official! Apiary is now certified women-owned by two organizations

by Karen Amundson | November 12, 2020

Apiary Digital is now officially certified as a women-owned company by both the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Syndicate for Human Equity, Inc. (SHE). We couldn’t be more excited about these certifications, which are an important part of our goals of infusing diversity and inclusion into the DNA of our business, and of sparking other organizations to do the same.

What do these certifications mean for business?

By leaning on Apiary for your digital marketing needs, we help your organization achieve its supplier diversity goals, while at the same time, benefitting from our experience and top talent—all in a nimble, scalable package. The benefits of utilizing the services of any minority-owned or women-owned small business include:

  • Demonstrating your commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of supplier diversity programs
  • Tax incentives
  • Creativity of a small business, which has more agility than a larger organization to make course-corrections, speed up turnaround times, and devise customized strategies

About the certifications

The WBENC is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. Becoming certified involved an extensive evaluation process for Apiary, including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. Certification officially confirms a business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

The SHE Marks (the three certifications given by SHE) indicate commitment to a gender-equal future, and showcase the importance and impact of being the change we wish to see in the world. Apiary is now Certified SHEowns, verifying gender equality in ownership; SHEruns, verifying gender equality in management; and Certified SHEmakes, verifying gender equality in creative roles.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, please contact Apiary Sales and we’d be happy to talk.