Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

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MAY 18, 2020 – Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting (Centerstone), a firm specializing in executive search, outplacement, board services, and assessments and executive coaching, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WPEO, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Centerstone’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Kim Villeneuve states that “as an executive recruiter, it is critical to present diverse candidate slates at all levels. Studies show that women in leadership roles add enormous value to teams, and it is my commitment as the CEO of an executive recruiting firm to ensure that women are well represented as leaders in the C-Suite and on Boards. WBENC Certification matters to me because the organization supports my passion for the development of women as leaders.”

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WPEO is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and 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.

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About Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting
Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting (Centerstone) consistently delivers excellence in leadership selection and development, board services and organizational effectiveness. Centerstone is a national, retained firm with offices in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Charleston. Our select client list reflects our industry focus on consumer products and services across retail, wholesale, digital/e-commerce, hospitality and healthcare.

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 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit