The Boston woman-owned and operated consulting firm partners with asset management firms to support Supplier Diversity programs
BOSTON, MA, (September 4, 2018) - IMP today announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
The woman-owned and operated business was founded in 2004 by Jane Stabile, President and CEO, to streamline the implementation of trading and compliance systems. Under Ms. Stabile’s leadership, IMP can count among its clients 4 of the top 10 global asset management firms in the industry.
WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Its programs and policies are designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with corporate representatives to encourage the use and expansion of Supplier Diversity programs.
“IMP is proud to bring a diverse workforce to our client’s projects. Achieving and maintaining gender balance requires a commitment, even for a woman-owned firm such as ours,” said Jane Stabile, President and CEO of IMP. “We’re always looking across the organization - including areas like recruiting and team management—to uncover where we can make improvements. We’re also seeing asset management firms strive for better gender balance on their boards and amongst their senior management, with many of them prioritizing their commitment to supplier diversity as a tool to actively pursue gender equality.”
Kristi Feinzig, Director of IMP, commented, “Jane has always shown that it doesn't matter if you are a man or woman in the capital markets business. By leading and inspiring the women in the firm to stand out in a room full of male counterparts, she has given the women in the firm the opportunity to prove that gender doesn't matter. By mentoring and encouraging the women at IMP, she has developed a culture that promotes women and men as equals.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
IMP is the industry leader in OMS implementation and compliance solutions for buy-side asset management firms. Known for their deep subject matter expertise in Trade Order Management, Compliance, Performance and Accounting Systems, IMP's consultants understand the commercial landscape and have broad, hands-on experience with the world's leading investment software products. To learn more, please visit www.impconsults.com or call (617) 314-7415.
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, with 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.