SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. WBENC certification opens a number of business opportunities through WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies as well as with corporations seeking to enhance their diversity programs and do more business with woman-owned enterprises (WBEs).
SHI International is the largest Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States. Thai Lee founded SHI in 1989 and has served as president and CEO ever since. In that time, SHI has grown organically from a $1 million software-only regional reseller into a $4.45 billion global provider of information technology products and services. The company now has more than 2,000 employees in offices spread across North America, Europe, and Asia.
"SHI's official certification as a woman-owned business by WBENC is a significant milestone in our company history, but more importantly, in our relationships with both clients and partners,” said Sal Grillo, SHI Director of Diversity Business Development. “SHI’s greatest value has always been our unwavering commitment to providing world-class customer service every single day. With WBENC’s recognition, we’ve solidified our ability to help organizations support diverse businesses as part of their overall procurement strategy.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 2,000 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.SHI.com.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation's corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 550 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.