Resources for Women Owned Businesses
As a female business owner, you can play a key role in building a movement of support for Women Owned businesses. Here’s how:
Step 1: Get certified by WBENC or WEConnect International
Certification from WBENC in the U.S. and WEConnect internationally validates that your business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. Our world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and government entities.
Step 2: Use the Women Owned Logo
As soon as you are certified by WBENC or WEConnect, you have access to use the Women Owned Logo on your business cards, marketing collateral, website, digital marketing campaigns, and product packaging. The Women Owned Logo creates an easy way for consumers to identify products and services supplied by Women Owned businesses and provides you a differentiator for potential customers.
Already certified? Learn how you can get started using the Logo.
Step 3: Join the Women Owned Business Directory
The Women Owned Business Directory is a searchable database of Women Owned businesses from across the United States. A listing in the Women Owned Business Directory is a voluntary benefit for WBENC or WEConnect certified Women Owned businesses with products or services for consumers. Once you are certified, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how to add your listing.
Step 4: Be an advocate
As women business owners, your voice is an important tool in advocating for women’s economic empowerment. Join our movement of support for Women Owned businesses by intentionally supporting other women entrepreneurs and raising public awareness by using the Logo and sharing with the hashtag #BuyWomenOwned. Together, we can build a powerful movement towards gender parity in business!