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New York Times: Government Meets 1994 Women’s Business Contracts Goal

By  Stacy Cowley After more than 20 years of effort, the federal government has, for the first time, met its goal of awarding 5 percent of the money it spent on contractors to businesses owned by women. Small companies captured

WBENCLink As Your Resume

Once you have completed your company’s application, your certification can be an important marketing tool. It can be instrumental in expanding your company’s visibility among corporate supplier diversity and procurement professionals. The WBENCLink database makes information about your company available

Huffington Post Asks: Why Do We Need More Women Entrepreneurs?

By Margarita Hakobyan In nearly any conversation about improving global economics, discussion comes around to the unique challenges that face women who want to pursue a path of entrepreneurship. Women are less likely to have access to capital, may face

New York Times: Study Shows Businesses Owned by Women Less Likely to Win U.S. Contracts

By Jackie Calmes WASHINGTON — The odds of businesses owned by women winning a federal contract are about 21 percent lower than for otherwise similar companies, and years of effort to increase those chances have barely made an impact, according

Checking on Certification Status

If you have submitted your certification application and want to check the status, please review the email sent to you from WPEO has also created a certification timeline that highlights the application process. WPEO Timeline for WBENC Certification This

Tips for NEW Applicants

Thank you for your interest in becoming officially certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization WPEO, founded in 1998 by Dr. Marsha Firestone, comprises two of the 14 regional partner organizations which issue the Women’s

Volunteers Needed for WPEO Certification Review Committee

The Certification Review Committees consists of Corporate and WBE volunteers trained in WBENC’s Standards & Procedures. The committee is essential in verifying that qualifications of a certified WBE are maintained. Benefits of being on the Certification Review Committee: Maintain WBENC’s

Tips for Successful Business Matchmaking

Preparation is Key Business matchmaking is an excellent opportunity for business owners to pitch their products and services in brief, one-on-one interviews arranged with corporations looking to increase their supplier and second tier lists. Every year The Women Presidents’ Educational

What is WOSB?

WOSB is the Women Owned Small Business program that is run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This program is one way the U.S. federal government gives contracting support to women owned small businesses that hope to compete successfully

The Site Visit – What to Expect and How to Prepare

Why do I need a site visit? Even if you were previously certified site visits are required for all new certification applications. The site visit allows WPEO to get to know your company, verify the information submitted in the application