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In the US

Businesses based in the United States that are Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) can join WEConnect International’s WECommunity, our Global Business Directory of Women-Owned Businesses.

Who Qualifies for Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification?

The four criteria considered for WBE certification by WEConnect International are ownership, management, control and independence. Businesses that meet the criteria are determined to be at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women. The WEConnect International Seal of Certification Process is open to businesses in 46 countries.

BENEFITS OF certification inside US

WEConnect International WECommunity network

US and global WEConnect International conferences and events

A global community of 10,000+ women business owners worldwide

Unlimited access to the WEConnect Academy


Step 1

Build your WECommunity network profile

Step 2

Upload your WBENC certification document as proof of eligibility

Step 3

Submit the application and the $500 USD fee

Step 4

WEConnect International will review the application and e-mail your confirmation

is your business outside the u.s.?

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Standards & procedures

This document provides an overview of the standards, governance and processes of WEConnect International
regarding the certification of women-owned businesses.

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