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NextGroup Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise by the National Association of Women Business Owners

Chicago, IL — November 14, 2023

NextGroup, LLC, a leading recruitment and placement firm headquartered in Evanston, IL, proudly announces its recent certification as a Certified Woman Business Enterprise (CWBE) by the esteemed National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

This certification marks a significant milestone for NextGroup, recognizing the firm’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professional landscape. As a woman and minority-led enterprise, NextGroup specializes in working with women and diverse professionals, providing tailored solutions for those facing challenges in entering or re-entering the workforce, as well as those navigating career pivots or advancements.

“We are thrilled to receive the Certified Woman Business Enterprise designation from NAWBO. This acknowledgment underscores our dedication to fostering a workplace environment that embraces diversity and empowers individuals regardless of the turns and bumps along the way to reach their career goals,” said Candance Chow, Co-founder and Managing Director of NextGroup.

The NAWBO has been the voice of America’s women entrepreneurs for nearly 50 years—providing connections, inspiration, education, and advocacy. The NAWBO Institute is NAWBO’s non-profit educational foundation that houses this program designed by certified women business owners for women entrepreneurs to give them access to a thorough and highly reputable validation process. 

NextGroup strategically aligns itself with employers who share a profound commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their hiring and management practices. This approach not only benefits job seekers but also contributes to creating workplaces that thrive on the strengths of a diverse workforce.

The certification from NAWBO adds to NextGroup’s growing list of accomplishments, highlighting the firm’s unwavering commitment to excellence in fostering professional opportunities for women and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

As a Certified Woman Business Enterprise, NextGroup gains access to a network of like-minded organizations, resources, and opportunities that will further enhance the firm’s capabilities in serving its clients and candidates.

NextGroup extends its gratitude to NAWBO for this prestigious recognition and reaffirms its commitment to making lasting contributions to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professional arena.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Candance Chow

Cofounder and Managing Director

NextGroup, LLC