In recognition of International Women’s Day, the women at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company could not be more proud to announce their national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Additionally, they have been granted a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese specializes in producing hand-crafted, artisan cheeses and distributes its growing product line throughout the US and internationally.
“As co-owners and co-leaders, my sisters and I are so proud to have met the rigorous criteria of WBENC to become a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, and thankful to the organization for all they do to support women-owned businesses,” said Jill Giacomini Basch, CMO. “WBENC certification will open sales opportunities with government and institutional organizations that have diversity and inclusion purchasing policies. More importantly, the certification highlights our commitment to diversity, employee empowerment and progressive policies toward inclusion.”
“Our focus is to create a work environment that supports women with work life balance, strong leadership and opportunities for growth. As a family business, we contribute to the economy and our local community with a woman’s perspective on enhancing personal and professional development. We care about the big things and little things in life, understanding that women wear many hats. Over 55% of our workforce are women and we lead by example.” – Lynn Giacomini Stray, COO
“We are also especially proud to be in the good company of other WBENC-certified businesses and we look forward to being active participants in the organization by contributing to the support of other businesses led by women. Our inclusion in this group honors the legacy of strong women in our family history that pushed us to become the leaders that we are today.” – Diana Giacomini Hagan, CFO
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process that includes an in-depth review of the business and a 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.
Source: Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company