Certification Benefits

Access

  • Access to a current list of supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities that accept WBENC certification. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.
    • National recognition of WBENC-Certified WBEs by thousands of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities.
  • Formal and informal opportunities to pursue business deals with National Corporate Members and/or WBENC-Certified WBEs:
    • WBENC’s National Conference & Business Fair – Eligibility to participate in face-to-face MatchMaking Sessions; eligibility to exhibit at WBENC’s annual National Conference & Business Fair; informal networking and targeted marketing
    • WBENC Summit & Salute
    • Informal networking and targeted marketing
    • Automatic inclusion in WBENCLink, WBENC’s Internet database of certified WBEs, which is accessible by WBENC’s Corporate Members and other certified WBEs across the country
    • Opportunities to partner with other WBENC-Certified WBEs to pursue other business opportunities

Capacity Development

Recognition

Promote Your Business

  • Use of the WBENC certified WBE seal on your marketing materials
  • Use of the Women Owned Logo on retail product packaging
  • Access to WBENC’s Press Release template to announce your business as newly WBENC certified
  • Eligibility to promote your business through sponsorship of WBENC national events

Community of Support

  • Eligibility to participate in WBENC Social Media profiles, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
  • Informal networking at WBENC national events.

Advocacy

  • White papers and research developed on key women business issues
    • Opportunity to participate in surveys so your voice is represented on key issues.
  • Representation of women business issues in key forums.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

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Regional Partner Organizations

A list of the 14 certifying partners throughout the United States

WBDC WBE Certification Brochure

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