WBENC Marketing Research Firm

Stakeholder Insights can help organizations conduct actionable market research while meeting diverse supplier requirements with its certification as a WBENC marketing research firm.

The abbreviation WBE stands for “Woman Business Enterprise,” an indication of majority ownership by a woman or women. WBENC (The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States.

Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise

We became a WBENC marketing research firm in 2013 in order to help foster diversity in the world of commerce. Diversity promotes innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide opportunities that fuel the economy.

Stakeholder Insights partners with other WBENC-certified businesses and non-WBENC businesses in seeking to win and perform marketing research studies as a WBENC marketing research firm. We attend national WBENC conferences and regional conferences and meetings sponsored by our regional certifying organization, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) headquartered in Chicago.

Both organizations provide resources to address the challenges women face in building and growing a business, providing support throughout the full lifecycle of their business:

  • Capacity building programs
  • A WBENC database that connects corporate and government members to WBEs
  • Industry research, webinars and toolkits
  • Management education


In St. Louis we support the start-up efforts of other women-owned businesses through one-on-one mentoring and occasional seminars.

We seek contracts with local and national corporate and local, state and government partners and serve as a WBENC marketing research firm subcontractor to other non-WBENC firms.