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Eriksen Translations Recertified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Eriksen Translations Inc.

Friday, 31 July, 2020

Eriksen Translations Inc. a leading language services provider, is proud to announce that it has renewed its national certification as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), New York, a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Women-Owned Businesses

Women-owned businesses are a strong force in our economy. They account for 8.6 million privately owned businesses across the United States, generate $1.3 trillion in annual revenue, and employ 7.8 million people. Companies owned by women realize 1.5 times the growth of the national average.

WBENC Certification

WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S., and a leading advocate for female business owners and entrepreneurs. The organization connects women-owned businesses with major corporations to facilitate business opportunities. WBENC offers certification to validate that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. This meticulous WBENC certification process is widely accepted as the standard by corporate America.

Eriksen Translations has been WBENC-certified since 2001, and serves as a trusted language services provider to organizations in the finance and insurance sector committed to working with diverse suppliers. Eriksen is also certified by New York City and New York State, and supports agencies such as the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the NYC Comptroller’s Office, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the NYS Department of Health.

“I’m proud to be part of a dynamic community of women-owned businesses,” said Vigdis Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Eriksen Translations. “Here at Eriksen, we are pleased to support corporations and government agencies that are committed to fostering diversity.”


About Eriksen Translations Inc.

Eriksen Translations delivers best-in-class multilingual services in 100+ languages. Founded in downtown Brooklyn in 1986, Eriksen supports clients worldwide with a full range of services, including translation, typesetting, web and multimedia localization, transcreation, transcription, voiceover and subtitling, live Zoom captioning, and interpreting. Eriksen is certified as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the City and State of New York. For more information, visit www.eriksen.com / @eriksentrans

About the Women Presidents' Educational Organization

The Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's premier third-party certification organization for women-owned businesses. The mission of the WPEO is to create increased access to business opportunities for WBEs. Its programs develop skills and knowledge for WBEs, advocate in the public and private sectors, foster relationships between WBEs, corporations and the government, and provide certification services.

WPEO provides full-service third-party certification to women entrepreneurs in the following areas: New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New York and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit www.wpeo.us.