Breaking Barriers, Building Excellence: Celebrating Criterion Tool’s WBENC Certification Milestone

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It is with immense pride and excitement that we announce Criterion Tool’s third consecutive certification year with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This achievement marks yet another milestone in our journey to excel in precision machining and stand out in the ‘No Failure’ industries. The journey towards this accomplishment has been filled with dedication, hard work, and a deep commitment to pushing boundaries in the manufacturing sector.

Since its inception in 1997, WBENC has held the mantle as the nation’s foremost authority on women’s business development. As the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, the organization has garnered recognition and respect for its rigorous certification process and its commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs. With over 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 300 Corporate Members, WBENC has played a pivotal role in promoting diversity and inclusion in the business world.

The Journey Towards Excellence

Criterion Tool’s journey towards achieving WBENC certification has been driven by unwavering dedication and passion. Tanya DiSalvo, the President of Criterion Tool and Die Co., has been at the forefront of this endeavor. Her leadership and determination have been instrumental in realizing the vision of Criterion Tool as not just a precision machining shop, but as a symbol of excellence and empowerment.

Speaking about the achievement, Tanya DiSalvo previously shared, “We’ve put a lot of hard work and dedication into earning this certification. It was extremely important for us to pursue this adventure with the WBENC because it proves the point that Criterion Tool is to be taken seriously in the ‘No Failure’ industries.” Her commitment to excellence and her role as an inspiration for other women in the small business sector highlight the impact that women leaders can have on shaping industries.

The Certification Process and its Significance

The process of obtaining WBENC certification is a rigorous one, designed to ensure that businesses are genuinely owned, operated, and controlled by women. This certification stands as a testament to Criterion Tool’s dedication to diversity and inclusivity, fostering an environment where women-led businesses can thrive. By achieving this certification, Criterion Tool gains access to real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies, thereby expanding its growth potential.

Moreover, WBENC’s recognition goes beyond just a certification. It’s a commitment to diversity that resonates with more than 1,000 corporations, prestigious brands, states, cities, and entities that acknowledge and value the impact of women-owned businesses. Inclusion of women-owned businesses in their supplier networks demonstrates a commitment to fostering diversity and nurturing the growth of supplier diversity programs.

A Bright Future Ahead

As Criterion Tool celebrates its third consecutive certification year with WBENC, it’s evident that the journey doesn’t end here. This accomplishment serves as a stepping stone towards even greater achievements and growth. With a renewed sense of purpose, Criterion Tool is poised to continue its pursuit of excellence, innovation, and empowerment.

In a world where women’s contributions to the business landscape are more important than ever, Criterion Tool stands as a beacon of inspiration, showcasing the potential of women-led enterprises. 

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