One of our WBE members was featured recently in Forbes Woman. Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group has leveraged the power of certification to help her grow her business. With revenue exceeding $1 billion, Pinnacle Group sets an example of ingenuity.

Importantly, Nina shared advice from the mainstage, which included becoming a certified minority/women-owned business. “Certification has been integral in the growth of Pinnacle,” said Nina. It doesn’t give you the business. It gives you access to opportunities but you have to prove yourself, she explained.

Certification is more than just access. Organizations, such as WBENC and its regional affiliates and NYC SBS, train you in ways to get the business and deliver on your promise. The networking opportunities aren’t just to meet procurement managers. They help you meet other women business owners. “We are part of something much bigger than just ourselves, we are also part of ‘girl power,’” said Nina. “We help each other.”

Nina, you set a great example for women in business! Read the full article here!