The Supplier Clearinghouse for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission has certified IC System as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in 2021 through 2024. “It is my pleasure to announce that IC System has renewed our WBE certification,” said Barbara Erickson, Chairperson of IC System’s Board of Directors. “This is a highly regarded certification in our industry and a great honor.”
The California Public Utilities Commission audits and verifies the status of WBEs. Their organization also establishes and maintains a directory of certified vendors. The Clearinghouse audit and verification program precludes the need for our business partners to conduct additional audits to verify IC System’s commitment to workplace diversity.
“It means a lot for IC System to receive this certification from the Supplier Clearinghouse,” said Michelle Dove, Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of IC System.” Our organization has a long history of strong female leaders, starting with Ruth Johnson, who helped create this company in 1938. This award recognizes the talented women in our organization who are committed to IC System’s Core Values and success.”
Companies certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse as women-owned must demonstrate they are at least 51% owned by one or more women and that women are influential in the company’s management and daily operations.
This certification stands proudly alongside IC System’s other qualifications and accreditations. These include being nominated as a Top Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 2017-2021, receiving the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics in 2021, and ranking as one of insideARM’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Collections.
“Earning the WBE certification is an honor, and everyone at IC System feels enormous pride for being a women-owned business,” said John Erickson, Jr., IC System’s President and CEO.
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About the Author: Brian Eggert
Brian Eggert is a business development specialist and writer for IC System, one of the largest receivables management companies in the United States. With 18 years in the collection industry, Brian's experience includes operations, client service, proposal writing, blogging, content creation, and web development.