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Queen City Women in Business & SupplierG Partner & Accelerate Success for Women-Business-Enterprises During Women’s History Month!

Leanne Strickler
Published March 11, 2024

Queen City Women in Business™ (QCWIB) Forges Strategic Partnership with SupplierGATEWAY for Enhanced Supplier Diversity Initiatives!

Queen City Women in Business™ (QCWIB), a leading platform for diverse Women-Owned Businesses, proudly announces a transformative partnership with SupplierGateway, a supplier information management and B2B procurement platform trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands.

This collaboration is set to revolutionize supplier diversity efforts by accelerating buyer connections, simplifying certification processes, and fostering equitable opportunities for
Women-Small-Business-Enterprises Nationwide.

Key highlights of the partnership include:

Enhanced Connection Opportunities: QCWIB, renowned for its community-based approach, is set to amplify its impact by collaborating with SupplierGATEWAY to accelerate and increase connection opportunities between Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE), diverse suppliers, and corporate buyers.

Streamlined Certification Process: SupplierGateway will provide a NEW seamless Electronic Digital Certification (EDC) process, ensuring QCWIB’s WBE members can obtain certifications in minutes rather than months. This easily accessible certification will be universally accepted by all corporate procurement buyers within SupplierGateway’s network.

Equitable Contracting Opportunities: The partnership aims to create more equitable opportunities for women-owned businesses in corporate contracting. This aligns with QCWIB’s mission to connect women-owned small businesses to major organizations faster by accelerating supplier readiness resources, access to key relationships, and 24-7 representation across all industries and trades!

Dawn Nicole Mcilwain, the founder of QCWIB, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating:
“This collaboration is a significant step towards fulfilling our mission of faster connecting diverse women-owned small businesses to major organizations. SupplierGateway’s expertise aligns seamlessly with our community-based approach, enabling us to create a more inclusive and efficient supplier eco-system.”

Established in 2023, QCWIB has rapidly grown into a membership-based supplier sourcing and
development platform, boasting a public directory with hundreds of women-owned businesses spanning over 50+ trades. The platform aims to become the “Angie’s List” of Women in Business, fostering collaborative success among women-owned companies, resources, and corporate partners.

The QCWIB-SupplierGateway partnership exemplifies a commitment to advancing supplier diversity, streamlining processes, and fostering meaningful connections within the business community.

To learn more about Queen City Women in Business™, go to
For more information about SupplierGateway, visit

For media inquiries for QCWIB, please contact:
Melissa Medina
Queen City Women in Business Inc.

For media inquiries for SupplierGateweay, please contact:
Leanne Strickler