Knox Design Strategy, an award-winning brand strategy, corporate communications, website design and digital strategy firm based in New York City, has achieved national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise, a designation awarded by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBENC’s national certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. As a result, the WBENC certification is the most relied-upon certification of women-owned businesses and the organization advocates for women-owned businesses.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Knox Design Strategy was launched by Brandie Knox in 2009. The firm, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, focuses its efforts on professional services firms. A large portion of Knox Design Strategy’s clients are in the field of law, although the firm’s areas of concentration also includes healthcare as well as construction, architectural design and engineering. Brandie Knox and her team of strategists work with firms nationally and internationally.
Her firm’s certification comes on the heels of another professional accomplishment. Knox has been accepted into the SBA (Small Business Association) Emerging Leaders CEO Training Program, an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses. Knox Design Strategy was 1 of 40 businesses accepted out of 219 applicants.
“We are very pleased to have completed the WBENC certification process,” said Brandie Knox, founder/principal of Knox Design Strategy. She continued, “We support the mission of the WBENC and all it does to advocate for women-owned enterprises.”
Founded in 2009, Knox Design Strategy specializes in brand identity, corporate communications, website design and digital strategy for law firms, healthcare organizations, and construction, architectural design and engineering firms. In addition to a strong base of legal firms such as Shearman & Sterling, White & Case and Hirschfeld Kraemer, the Knox Design Strategy client list includes Brooklyn Law School, Sterling Valuation Group, McDermottPlus Consulting and more. Founder Brandie Knox launched her firm after several decades’ agency experience in branding and marketing, including serving as Manager of Brand & Design at Shearman & Sterling in New York City, and before that, Graphic Designer at Notivitz Communications. She is a former assistant professor at East Carolina University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree and MFA. A resident of New York City, Knox serves as vice chair of the New York Local Steering Committee of the Legal Marketing Association, and is an active member of SMPS (Society for Marketing Service Professionals). Knox Design Strategy maintains offices at 99 Madison Avenue, New York City. For additional information, please email email@example.com or call 212.203.7597.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. It has more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.