WBE Profile: Alison Steere, Steere Engineering, Inc. Alison Steere, Steere Engineering, Inc. Alison Steere said that certification as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) through the RI Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has led to many opportunities for her business. Steere is the CEO and co-owner of Warwick-based Steere Engineering. Inc., an engineering company her mother, Patricia, launched as a one-woman company in 2010. After Steere earned bachelor and master engineering degrees from URI, she worked in the engineering industry before joining Steere Engineering in 2018. Steere Engineering, Inc. is a WBE and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) multi-disciplined civil engineering firm that offers bridge, structural, highway, traffic, NBIS bridge inspection and construction support services. “As a certified WBE/DBE we are approached by many larger firms wanting to do business with us,” said Steere. “It is such a benefit to our business, since companies are always looking to work with good WBEs and DBEs.” Find more information about DEDI, including how to get certified as an WBE, by visiting dedi.ri.gov at https://bit.ly/3YvOazP.