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Become a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Obtain your WBE (Women Business Enterprise) Certification and unlock new opportunities! This certification is available to businesses owned, 管理, and controlled by women.

WBE certification is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. Accepted by hundreds of corporations within the country and a number of federal, 状态, and local government agencies, WBE certification is an important marketing tool for expanding a company’s visibility among decision makers in corporate supply chain diversity and procurement organizations.

  • Access to all WBENC corporate members (1,000+) contact information 
  • Business listing in WBENC链接 where all national corporate members can view for sourcing purposes.
  • Eligible to participate in GLWBC trainings, counseling and group mentoring programs free of charge.
  • Opportunity to participate in training/coaching programs offered by national corporations that are WBENC members free of charge.
  • Invitations to roundtables, 1:1 matchmaker opportunities, and educational events held by major corporations around the country.
  • Invitation to WBENC annual conference (largest women’s business conference in the country (6,000+ attendees).
On-Demand Webinar with WBE Details

Certify through SBAM and Save $100

SBAM has partnered with the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council to offer Basic, 溢价, VIP and Elite members a special $100 savings on their WBE certification. Standard pricing based on annual sales is listed here. Certification is done on an annual basis.

年销售额 Certification Cost
Under $1,000,000 $350
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $500
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $750
$10,000,000 – $50,000,000 $1000
$50,000,000+ $1,250

Click ‘开始’ to complete the request form and begin the process with GLWBC. Or, if you have questions, please contact




Frequently Asked Questions


A Women’s Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise. NOTE: A WBE is the business, not the individual.


What exactly does it mean to be “a WBENC-Certified WBE”?

A WBENC certified WBE is a business that has gone through a rigorous and stringent certification process to confirm the business is owned, 管理, and controlled by a woman or women. WBENC certified WBEs use their certification credentials to gain access to WBENC Corporate Members, as well as a number of federal, 状态, and local government agencies. 除了, WBENC certified WBEs also gain access to over 10,000 other WBENC certified WBEs in order to purchase products or services and partner on joint venture opportunities.

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