About Certification

We bridge the gap for contracting activities between women's business enterprises and corporate and government buyers. The Great Lakes Women's Business Council is one of the 14 certifying partner organizations with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in Washington, DC.

Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise 

This certification program was created to meet the need for a national standard of certification for businesses owned, managed and controlled by women who want to market their products and services in America's major markets.

The WBENC certification administered through the Great Lakes WBC for women business enterprises is the leading national third-party certifications of women business owners. Accepted by thousands of corporations throughout the country and a number of federal and government agencies, your WBENC certification will be an important marketing tool for expanding your company's visibility among decision makers in corporate procurement.

2020 Certification Process