DURHAM, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the nation’s first Women Business Enterprise certifier, has certified Catalyst Clinical Resourcing, LLC as a business owned and controlled by women. Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review. NWBOC aims to provide a credible certification of women business ownership in order to allow women owned businesses more opportunity to compete in their respective markets. The goal of the certification is to make certified Women Business Enterprises more visible as competitive suppliers for large companies with established diversity initiatives.
“The NWBOC certification provides Catalyst a unique marketing opportunity to participate in diversity initiatives sponsored by biopharmaceutical and device procurement organizations,” says Jean Hendrickson, Principal, and co-founder of Catalyst. "This program will enable us to develop relationships with larger organizations and create opportunities to compete for contracts.”
“As Catalyst prepares to celebrate a successful first year of operations, we anticipate an active year two and trust the NWBOC certification will help fuel our success,” says Betsy Brown, Catalyst Principal and co-founder.
NWBOC, a national 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The study revealed that the public and private sector had not received nor recognized the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. This has prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurement and it has limited women business owners from penetrating these markets, which has stymied their growth. NWBOC seeks to provide more corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices to women suppliers the opportunity to compete.
Catalyst Clinical Resourcing, LLC is a niche service provider bringing innovative, cost-effective, and highly collaborative clinical resourcing and outsourcing solutions to meet the growing challenges of Clinical Research Organizations, Biopharmaceutical, and Medical Device organizations in research and development today. To learn more about Catalyst visit our web site at www.catalystcr.com.