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Stand Out From Your Peers — CPSD™ Exam Offered Onsite at 2011 WBENC Conference

FOR RELEASE: April 14, 2011

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Register now to test on June 24, 2011, in Las Vegas, for ISM's new supplier diversity designation.

(Washington, D.C. and Tempe, Ariz.) April 14, 2011 — Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), along with Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) have arranged a unique opportunity for members of either organization to take the new Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) Exam following the WBENC 2011 National Conference & Business Fair, to be held June 21-23, 2011 in Las Vegas.

The new CPSD™ designation launched by ISM is developed for supply management and supplier diversity professionals who want to strengthen their knowledge and enhance their credentials in the field of supplier diversity. The CPSD™ Exam covers the major areas of supplier diversity and supply management. WBENC has been instrumental in working with ISM to include diversity subject matter experts in the development of the new designation.

As a supporter of the new CPSD™ program, WBENC has arranged for the CPSD™ Exam (one of two exams required for applying for the CPSD™) to be available for members on Friday morning, June 24, 2011 in Las Vegas.

"WBENC is proud to offer our Corporate Members access to this new Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ credential. We believe it is important to recognize professional expertise in the area of corporate supplier diversity and are pleased that this certification will convey that knowledge in the business community," said WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason, who is also an ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®).

Registration fee for the onsite CPSD™ Exam at the WBENC Conference is US$180. Non-ISM members who register at the special rate of US$180 will save US$85 from the normal non-member rate. For more information on the CPSD™ Program, CPSD™ Exam specifications, and specifics on the onsite CPSD™ Exam scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, visit https://www.ism.ws/Certification/WBENCRegister.cfm. Registration deadline for the onsite WBENC Conference CPSD™ Exam is June 10, 2011.

About WBENC: Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 10,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs and WBENC certification accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, representing America's most prestigious brands. Throughout the year, WBENC and its RPOs provide opportunities for interactions between 240 member corporations and certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.wbenc.org.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) | www.ism.ws
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals and organizations with an interest in supply management in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) qualifications and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).





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