SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fresh off the cusp of its new office opening in San Jose, California, iTalent,
a leading global technology consulting services company, received
national certifications as a Women’s Business Enterprise and MBE. Astra
Women’s Business Alliance Certification Committee, a regional certifying
partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
granted the certification and the National Minority Supplier Diversity
Council (NMSDC) granted the MBE certification.
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Astra
Women’s Business Alliance Certification Committee, 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
The MBE criteria for certification confirms that iTalent is a minority
business that is at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled.
Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least
51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
Founded in 2005 and bootstrapped to profitability, iTalent is led by
founder & CEO, Renee La Londe, who is of Hispanic decent. Renee is a
Women 2.0 Founder to Watch and CRN Women of the Channel 2015 award
winner. iTalent has partnerships with notable companies such as Jive
Software, Box, Salesforce, Zendesk and Lithium and clients include eBay,
Cisco, Yahoo, PayPal and LinkedIn.
The company has 200 employees with over 50% based in the Bay Area and
the others dispersed through the U.S., parts of Europe and Asia Pacific.
Out of the 200 employees, 56% of iTalent’s staff is composed of females,
bucking the trend in IT and tech gender diversity.
“iTalent is thrilled to receive both the WBENC and NMSDC
certifications,” said Margaret Sanchez, Director of WW Business
Operations at iTalent. “Having these certifications provides a number of
benefits to a woman and minority-owned business like ours as well as the
corporations supporting supplier diversity. We look forward to
partnering with WBENC, NMSDC, and their corporate members.”
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
iTalent is a leading global technology consulting services company with
an intimate understanding of our clients’ business needs. We leverage
global capabilities to provide innovative and flexible resource
solutions with “white glove” service to help organizations of all sizes
overcome their unique challenges. iTalent is a multiple award winner in
the Best in Biz International Awards, including the top winner in the
product category for “Most Innovative Service of the Year”, Stevie
Awards “Best New Product or Service of the Year”, Stevie Asia-Pacific
Award winners, and Silver winner in Most Innovative Service of the Year
category in Best in Biz Awards 2014. iTalent is a Women & Minority Owned
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Kristen Tischhauser, 310-994-6441