Page 1 Productions Achieves National Certification as a Women's Business Enterprise
Updated: Nov 21
For the Immediate Release: November 5, 2023
West Chicago, Illinois—October 30, 2023 — Page 1, a Chicago-based marketing services business, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Name of RPO, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC Certification is the gold standard for women-owned business certification in the United States.
“We are honored to be certified as a Women's Business Enterprise by WBENC," said Kathleen Page, Owner and CEO of Page 1 Productions. "This certification is a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it will help us to reach a wider audience and grow our business.”
The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Name of WBE RPO is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or woman and that the company has appropriate structure and strategic business planning and implementation in place.
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, which in turn empowers women as leaders and brings about a more diverse, balanced, and sustainable economy.
WBENC Certification, combined with professional development and engagement in the WBENC network, provides unsurpassed opportunities year-round, both virtually and in-person, for women-owned businesses to grow and expand their business and innovation through events, programming, and connections with major corporations and other WBEs.
About Page 1:
On April 21, 2014, Kathleen Page founded Page 1 in West Chicago, Illinois, focusing on providing photography and videography services. In 2017, the company began offering marketing services commercially, including website design and content creation, to businesses servicing several industries, including printing, medical, and other marketing agencies. In 2023, Page 1 launched its first website, created mostly with Artificial Intelligence. With over 50 years of combined content creation and marketing experience, Kathleen and her husband, Robert Page, have been able to provide exceptional marketing content with an emphasis on customer service.
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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 18,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 500 Corporate Members, most of which are Fortune 500. Thousands of corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, as well as many states, cities, and other entities, look for and accept WBENC Certification. Through the Women Owned initiative, WBENC is also a leader in supporting consumer-oriented female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them by raising awareness for why, where, and how to buy Women Owned. For more information,
visit www.wbenc.org and www.buywomenowned.com.