Benefits of WBENC Certification


  • 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


Promote Your Business

  • Use of the WBENC certified WBE seal on your marketing materials, which identifies your women's business enterprise as certified through WBENC's national Standards and Procedures. 
  • Use of the Women Owned Logo on retail product packaging
  • Use of WBENC Press Release template to announcing your business as newly WBENC certified. WBEs are responsible for submitting press release to local media.
  • Eligibility to promote your business through sponsorship of WBENC national events. A number of promotional opportunities are provided in sponsorship packages. WBE Chair opportunities are available and open to every WBENC-Certified WBE. Although only two WBE Co-Chairs are selected for each national event, this sponsorship opportunity includes year-long promotional and exposure benefits. For more information, contact

Community of Support

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


  • 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.