From the farmer who produces our ingredients to the shop owner who sells our products and every women-owned business in between, the 5by20 program provides assistance and guidance to help you succeed.
5by20 focuses on three economic enablers - business skills training, loans and financial services and peer networks and mentoring - all of which you'll learn more about in the Supplier Training modules. Stay competitive and grow your business.
Stay competitive and grow your business.
As a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), you have a unique set of strengths that helps you stand out from other suppliers – some strengths you’re already employing, others have yet to be discovered.
Assess your current business situation and uncover your opportunities by participating in the Supplier Training & Empowerment Program (STEP), developed by The
This interactive and informational training will provide you with key learnings and tools to help you identify and eliminate barriers, better understand and meet your customers’ needs and potentially drive your business plans for growth. In 2015, we improved the functionality of the training by moving it to our
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Supplier Training Eligibility
If you are a woman-owned business based in the US, you are eligible to participate in STEP. Please following these very important instructions to access the training:
- Review the STEP Guide for detailed instructions on accessing
- Click here to register and select “New User? Register Here.” to complete your user profile.
- Enter the training access code: STEP
If you are a woman-owned businesses based outside of the US, click here for more information on WEConnect International and their training programs available in numerous regions around the world.
If you are not a woman-owned business, but interested learning more about our supplier development program, please click here.