March 14th, 2016
Johnson & Johnson is proud to be recognized on the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 16th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, which honors corporations whose supplier diversity programs excel at removing barriers and providing opportunity for growth to women-owned businesses.
WBENC is the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women and is accepted by more than 1,000 of America’s most recognizable brands, including Johnson & Johnson.
2015 is Johnson & Johnson’s eighth consecutive year winning the America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises Award and its tenth year winning since 2000. This is also our first year receiving Platinum Distinction, the award’s highest designation reserved for the Top Quartile of corporations setting the standard for innovative best practices in supporting women’s businesses and their development.
Joanne Obenauf, the owner of WBENC-certified Baldwin & Obenauf Inc., a full-service creative agency that offers its branding, design, and marketing services to Johnson & Johnson, described the support she received through insights, training and invitations to networking events as instrumental to the early growth of her business.
“Johnson and Johnson should be very proud of its culture, its history and its ability to constantly change to meet the global needs of its customers while supporting small and women-owned businesses,” she said.