Akraya Receives WBENC Certification

(Sunnyvale, CA): Akraya Inc., a leading IT staffing company serving Fortune 500 Enterprises today announced that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
Feb. 18, 2009 - PRLog -- Akraya's WBENC certification was issued by by Astra Women’s Business Alliance, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by Astra Women’s Business Alliance is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business as well as an on-site inspection conducted by the regional committee. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more women.

“We are excited to welcome Akraya, Inc as a newly certified Women’s Business Enterprise” said Suzanne Lackman, Vice President/CFO of Astra Women’s Business Alliance. “The WBE membership will enable Akraya to leverage its new visibility as a women-owned business to connect with larger businesses committed to diversity initiatives.”

“We are proud to become a certified Women’s Business Enterprise” said Sonu Ratra, Co-Founder and President of Akraya. “We consider this certification an important validation of our business model and our approach to serving Fortune 500 companies. We look forward to the new opportunities that our WBENC certification will bring while we also aim to add value as a WBE vendor.”

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.

About Astra Women’s Business Alliance & WBENC

The Astra Women’s Business Alliance is a certifying partner of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. For more information, please visit www.wbenc.org.

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About Akraya

Akraya, Inc. is a leading provider of Information Technology, Engineering and Life sciences managed talent solutions and professional staffing. Akraya enables the success of strategic technology initiatives through its Management, Analysis, Architecture, Engineering and Support services. Akraya is a preferred partner to several Fortune 500 companies and exciting startups. Akraya is a certified Minority Owned (NCSDC) as well as a Woman Owned (WBENC) enterprise. Akraya is also a Certified Green Business.
Tags:It Solutions, Staffing It, Silicon Valley Staffing, It Staffing Company, Bay Area It, Akraya It Staffing
Industry:Business, Technology, Human resources
Location:Sunnyvale - California - United States
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