Certifications (WBENC/WOSB)

The Center for Women & Enterprise offers women business owners the ability to obtain formal status of their diversity through a variety of certifications. Certification allows businesses to bid on contracts as a diverse vendor in both the private sector and the public sector.

The Benefits of Certification

Certification is an important tool for expanding your company’s visibility among decision makers in supplier diversity and procurement.

Certification Options

  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the premiere private sector certification that gives women-owned businesses an advantage in the corporate bidding arena.
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB-Federal) is a certification required for women-owned businesses that want to bid on federal contracts in the public sector.
  • SDO-OSD Massachusetts State (WBE-State) is a certification required for women-owned businesses that want to bid on Massachusetts State contracts in the public sector.

“CWE's programming was the best learning experience I have ever had including grad school.  The networking, engaging conversations and opportunity to practice helped me to feel confident in moving my investment plan forward for Banneker Industries.”

Cheryl Snead, Banneker Industries

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