FORT WORTH, Texas, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMD www.tmdconnect.com, a national specialty distributor for Cisco products, today announced it has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Council - Southwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
TMD's WBENC certification sets the company apart as the only woman-owned national specialty distributor for Cisco products in the U.S.
WBENC's national standard of certification, implemented by the Women's Business Council - Southwest, 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 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
"WBENC's certification is a multi-step approval process that TMD has been working toward for some time," said Darcy Harrell, CEO, TMD. "We are extremely proud to have been certified, and more importantly, to be recognized as Cisco's first and only woman-owned distributor in the country. We anticipate the certification will enable TMD to further support our partners' needs in fulfilling diversity requirements."
Commenting on TMD's woman-owned business certification, Julie Hens, vice president, US Channels Distribution at Cisco, said, "TMD is a solid and highly respected Cisco distributor, and being WBENC-certified as a woman-owned business enhances TMD's attractiveness as business partner, especially in the public sector area, where supplier diversity is such an important consideration in government procurement."
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
TMD, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, integrates a/v and IT products and services to help organizations collaborate. TMD provides its channel partners with sales and technical support, as well as value-added services such as business-development for telepresence opportunities. TMD is a National Specialty Distributor for Cisco Systems, Inc., the leading global provider of immersive Cisco TelePresence solutions, high-definition conferencing and mobile video products and services. For more information, visit www.tmdconnect.com.
David Harrell – Marketing, TMD