Universal Women-Led™ Certification

$750.00 / year

We are committed to moving the needle to advance women in business!


Certifying your business as Universal Women-Led™, you are positioning your company as a company committed to close the gender gap.

Women-Led Definition

An enterprise with a woman/woman, with long-term control and management of the business, equity stake, and an active role in both strategic and day-to-day decision-making.

Certification Benefits:

  • Proudly market your business as Women-Led
  • Be a visible champion for women in business
  • Opportunities for your business to increase revenue
  • Access to opportunities to access capital to support Women-Led.
  • Connect and apply to work with buyers who have mandates to work with women-owned and women-led businesses.
  • A consistent and reliable source of income from government grants or sub-contracting to companies who award contacts to women-led and women-owned businesses.
  • Brand your product or service with the Certification Logo.
  • Be visible to the consumer as a women-led business.
  • Provide the consumer the benefit to show they support women-led with your certification logo on your website, email signature, service, or packaging on your products.


  • The company must have a women-founder, co-founder, or in an executive position as the visionary or driving the direction of the business.
  • Long-term control and management of the business – she must have been engaged in the operation, management, and ownership of the business for at least two years.
  • Active role in strategic decision-making – involved in elements related to the establishment of priorities, objectives, and goals for the business, and overall operations of the business.
  • Day-to-day decision-making of the company including for example elements related to financial management, human resources, supply management, logistics, business development, marketing, or customer service.
  • She must have an equity stake in the company to demonstrates ownership in the company
  • Complete and submit the application form including Sworn Affidavit confirming your women-led.


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