Key Resources is pleased to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Key Resources is also officially certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). These certifications affirm that Key Resources is woman-owned, operated and controlled – attributes that have guided the shape of our company from the start.

“In a time when women make up just 9% of global IT leadership, it’s more important than ever to recognize that woman-owned businesses play an essential role in our society,” said Cynthia Overby, President, Key Resources. “We’re proud to be certified by the WBENC, but we’re even prouder to be part of the broader community of women-owned businesses that’s changing expectations around who can lead, especially in IT.”

Despite the lack of women in IT leadership, the number of woman-owned businesses is on the rise, increasing 21% since 2014. Certifications like the WBENC help us better track these numbers, so we can measure both how far we’ve come, and how far there is to go.

WBENC’s national standard of certification, implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

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About WBENC:

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit