iluminar, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, announced its official certification as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC Certification substantiates that a business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. This certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations nationwide and allows for business opportunities between WOSBs and WBENC corporate members and government agencies.

“We are excited to be officially certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business,” said Eddie Reynolds, iluminar CEO and co-founder. “Throughout our years in the security industry, we have vocalized our support for diversity and inclusion, helping to make sure women get a seat at the table where decisions are made. This certification’s emphasis on diversity reflects iluminar’s mission and core values. We look forward to the new business partnerships it will lead to.”

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) authorized WBENC as a third-party certifier for its Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. This program provides greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The initiative supports the federal government’s objective to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to WOSBs annually.

For more information, visit the iluminar website.