Women Owned Directory
Women Who Own It
Certification verifies a business is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman or women.
Our mission is pretty clear: build a movement of support for Women Owned businesses.
But what’s not so clear? Finding out exactly which businesses and products are in fact owned by women. That’s where certification comes in!
While there are many wonderful women-owned businesses that are not certified but would likely qualify (to whom we say: join us!), unfortunately there are also businesses that present themselves as women-owned, managed and operated, and may not be.
To become a certified Women Owned business by WBENC in the U.S. and WEConnect International, businesses must undergo a thorough certification process, verifying that the business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. This ensures that these businesses are indeed being led by women owners, with at least 51% majority in ownership and investment. That’s why more than 1,000 corporations and many states, cities and government entities rely on WBENC Certification. And it’s why you should too.
When you buy a product with the Women Owned Logo on its packaging, you can feel certain that the money you are spending is directly supporting a certified Women Owned business.
The Women Owned Logo is available to use for WBENC and WEConnect International certified businesses. Certification is the foundation of WBENC and WEConnect International’s missions. Learn more about WBENC and WEConnect International.
WBENC Certification is the most widely recognized and respected national certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S and the WEConnect International Seal of Certification Process is open to businesses in 50 countries.
Through certification, women-owned businesses gain:
If you are based in the U.S. and certified through WBENC, the Women Owned Logo is available to be downloaded in WBENCLink2.0. If you are certified through WEConnect International, request the logos by emailing email@example.com
The Women Owned Business Directory is a voluntary benefit for certified Women Owned businesses with physical products sold to consumers. If you would like to be included, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.