Certification that a business is owned by a woman is required in order to participate in programs which require utilization and tracking of woman-owned businesses. Most publicly held corporations, as well as larger private corporations, track and/or have programs for doing business with women business owners.  Also, most local, state, and federal government purchasing agencies track and have programs for doing business with women-owned vendor companies, and rely on WBE Certification to give confidence that a business representing itself as woman-owned is in fact woman-owned.

More information available here: www.wbenc.org, www.nwboc.org or www.sba.gov.