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The Benefits of Certification

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A globally recognized verification status to meet the needs of a growing community of national and multinational corporations seeking to increase spend with diverse suppliers.

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Full company profile published in the eNetwork—a global database of 7,000+ female suppliers and corporate buyers that is accessible and searchable by WEConnect International corporate members and certified Women’s Business Enterprises.

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Virtual and in-person networking opportunities to promote your business to a worldwide network of buyers from 85+ national and multinational corporations eager to buy goods and services from certified Women’s Business Enterprises.

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Unlimited access to the WEConnect Academy —an online suite of education and training programs to develop the capacity of women business owners to grow and scale. This includes invite-only webinars offered by subject-matter experts and corporate buyers. 

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Use of the globally recognized Women Owned Logo on consumer-facing products to enhance brand capability and value.

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Special access and preferable admission to local and global WEConnect International and partner conferences, matchmaking sessions, and other certified-only events.

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Access to a global community of women business owners, from 100+ countries, that provide B2B opportunities, insights on international trade, advice, peer support, and possibilities for informal/formal mentorship.

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Opportunities to increase brand visibility to corporate buyers and other stakeholders through in-person and virtual speaking engagements, social media campaigns, product promotion at different events, and other traditional media channels.

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Special access and preferable admission to formal mentorship opportunities, in-person training, and capacity-building programs.

  

Who Qualifies for Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification?

The four criteria considered for WBE certification are ownership, management, control, and independence, and 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 Seal of Certification Process is open to businesses based in the following countries: 

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The Certification Process

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Other Frequently Asked Questions about Certification

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.

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.