Women's Business Enterprises Names Company Top Corporation for 8th Straight Year
TXU Corp. was recently recognized by Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in its annual listing of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs.
The 2006 award recognizes 16 corporations for their companywide programs offering equal access for women’s business enterprises in competing for, and winning, corporate contracts for goods and services. TXU has been a recipient each year of the award’s eight-year history.
“We are very honored and humbled to once again receive this prestigious award,” said Cheryl Stevens, vice president of workforce and supplier diversity for TXU. “Creating and maintaining an environment where supplier diversity is valued and respected strengthens our position in today’s competitive marketplace. We recognize the value that partners like WBENC bring to the marketplace, and we will continue to promote and maintain an environment that fosters diversity.”
TXU has been a corporate member of WBENC since 1999, participating in various events and providing support for many of the Council’s initiatives. The company is active on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Program Committee and the Field Governance Committee. TXU is also a founding corporate member of the regional WBENC affiliate, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, sponsoring and supporting all events and serving on the Board of Directors.
WBENC America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises Breakfast and Awards presentation will take place March 30 in Dallas, Texas.
WBENC, founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women’s business enterprises as suppliers to America's corporations. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs. For more information, visit www.wbenc.com.
TXU Corp., a Dallas-based energy company, manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy businesses primarily in Texas. In the competitive TXU Energy Holdings segment (electricity generation, wholesale marketing and retailing), TXU Energy provides electricity and related services to more than 2.1 million competitive electricity customers in Texas. TXU Power has over 18,100 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity. TXU Wholesale optimizes the purchases and sales of energy for TXU Energy and TXU Power and provides related services to other market participants. TXU Wholesale and its affiliate, TXU Renew, are the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. TXU Corp.’s regulated segment, TXU Electric Delivery, is an electric distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. TXU Electric Delivery operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, providing power to three million electric delivery points over more than 101,000 miles of distribution and 14,300 miles of transmission lines. Visit www.txucorp.com for more information about TXU Corp.