Leslie Saunders, president of Saunders Benefits Advisory in Lutz, Fla., will join more than 2,500 women’s business enterprises (WBEs) and corporations that will convene in Baltimore at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 11th Annual Women in Business Conference and Business Fair from June 22-24. Saunders is a member of the event’s host committee of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) and will participate in the Conference and Fair and in MatchMaker meetings.

Saunders Benefits Advisory, a full-service benefits consulting firm with more than 25 years of experience in helping businesses navigate the challenges of the changing health care environment and offer affordable and meaningful benefits to employees, is the only woman-owned WBE/DBE insurance agency to be certified in United Certification Programs in all 50 states, 240 airports and nationally by the WBENC. Saunders notes, “The Women in Business Conference is the largest event of its kind in the nation. It provides a great opportunity for corporate procurement officers and certified women-owned businesses and service providers to connect and conduct business in a single event. Companies seeking to do business with WBEs will find tremendous opportunities to make the right connections and fast-track business contracts.”

Each year, millions of dollars in business deals are struck at the conference as more than 350 talented WBEs and Fortune 500 companies meet through Business Fair exhibits, MatchMaker meetings and networking events. “We will be meeting with numerous corporate purchasing and HR executives to discuss our portfolio of employee benefits solutions and additional voluntary benefits products like Pet Insurance and our Employee Purchasing Program throughout the conference,” adds Saunders.