Corporate buyers want to do business with companies that are owned, managed and controlled by women verified with WEConnect International. Scale up your business with Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification!

 

•  Are you a WBENC-certified business located in the United States? 
   Find out more about WEConnect International certification for U.S.-based businesses.

•  Certification not available in your country, yet? 
   Find out more about registering your business and joining the WEConnect International Network.

 

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. To see if we certify in your country, please see below the list of countries where certification is currently offered.

 

The Benefits of Certification

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Certification not available in your country, yet?

Find out more about registering your business and joining the WEConnect International Network.

 

Are you a WBENC-certified business located in the United States?

Find out more about WEConnect International certification for U.S.-based businesses.

 

How to Get Certified

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Frequently Asked Questions about Certification

What is the cost of certification?
Prices vary based on company revenue/size and location. 

Are there size or length-of-time in business requirements to become a certified WBE? 
No. However, WEConnect International recommends applicants be operating for several years before applying for WBE certification so they are able to leverage the certification.

Are publicly traded companies eligible for certification?
Yes, they are. As long as they meet the criteria for Ownership, Management, Control, and Independence, they can become certified.

What if my company is found ineligible for WBE certification? 
If your company is found ineligible for WBE certification WEConnect International will contact you and outline the reasons for the determination. You will be given 60 days to provide additional documentation for consideration. If inadequate or no documentation is provided within 60 days your company is eligible to re-apply for certification after one year has passed.

Does my company have to meet all of the business readiness criteria in order to become certified?
No. Business readiness is used as a tool to help you determine your company’s capacity to do business within a multinational corporation’s supply chain. WEConnect International can suggest specific training and opportunities based on your company’s business readiness.

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If you have additional questions, please contact the market lead in your country/region.

 

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