For Immediate Release
June 26, 2020
Kerri Schoonyoung

Dept. 11, Inc. Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
[Chicago, IL]—June 26, 2020—Dept. 11, Inc., a business specializing in integrated marketing consulting, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“Dept. 11, Inc. has always been woman-owned and operated. Now, with the Women’s Business Enterprise certification, we’ll be able to partner with our clients to help them reach diversity goals & secure publicly funded projects. We believe in the difference that diversity makes in the market place and in our communities, and we are proud to share our perspectives as we help our clients tell their stories. We’re excited to begin this new journey in Dept. 11, Inc., to help our clients grow and to build a network full of diverse partners along the way,” said Kerri Schoonyoung, Founder.

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest 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 Dept. 11, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Dept. 11, Inc. is an integrated marketing consultancy made up of expert consultants who specialize in strategic consulting, design thinking, integrated marketing, creative innovation and digital strategy.

About WBENC:
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