Member buyers want to do more business with women-owned businesses and they created WEConnect International as a certifying body to help ensure the businesses are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. Scale up your business with the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification!

Is certification available in your country?

BENEFITS OF WEConnect International certification

Company information searchable in our online community

A globally-recognized verification status

Use of the globally-recognized Women Owned Logo

Full company profile published on our WECommunity network platform

Virtual and in-person networking opportunities

Access to a global community of women business owners

Preferential admission to trainings

Access to the WEConnect Academy

Opportunities to increase brand visibility to corporate buyers and other stakeholders

Media and news updates

Preferential admission to networking opportunities


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 60 countries.

Full eligibility requirements


To verify ownership, documentation is required, and the required documentation varies for each business type. While not an exhaustive list and understanding that terminology may be different in each country, please click here for general documentation requirements.

Full documentation requirements


The non-refundable processing fee for new applications and recertification is based on annual gross revenue and is divided into three (3) groups. Please identify which group and range your company’s revenues fall within to identify the required fee.

2023 Certification Fees

Get certified in three easy steps!

Step 1

Build your WECommunity Network profile

Step 2

Upload the required documents

Step 3

Submit the application and fee

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Standards & procedures

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

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Still have more questions?

Melanie Oliver

Certification Support Officer