DataFile Technologies is proud to announce they’ve achieved the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), adding another mark of supplier diversity to the health information management solutions provider. This is the second certification DataFile has received as a woman-led business, the first being the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
The WOSB certification guarantees DataFile:
- Is 51 percent directly owned by women
- Has women owners that make long-term decisions
- Has women-majority board voting power
Current DataFile clients and prospective clients will benefit from the certification, as many must follow supplier diversity protocols to satisfy federal assistance requirements and grant funding. Plus, it’s a step toward aligning the representation of women in leadership with the overall population of women serving in the healthcare industry.
Janine Akers, CEO of DataFile, said of the WOSB certification, “Being women-owned is a point of pride for us. So many of the healthcare leaders we work with are women, and it’s exciting to see female leadership on both sides of the table working together to improve healthcare.”
In addition to being woman-owned, DataFile is proud to have a staff comprised of 85% female representatives and 67% female leaders. For Akers and the team at DataFile, diversity has never been about checking a box. The WOSB designation signals that DataFile can offer different viewpoints from more traditional leadership structures. The core values of DataFile articulate the impact of being women-owned: be authentic, engaging and intrapreneurial. These values indicate a focus not just on the bottom line but on serving both patients and healthcare providers.
To learn more about working with DataFile and how we help offload the administrative burden of health information management, visit www.datafiletechnologies.com.