Women-Led Business Get Certified


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

Women-Led Definition
An enterprise with a woman/women, 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 you are 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-
    Led businesses.
  • A consistent and reliable source of income from government grants or sub-contracting
    to companies who award contacts to Women-Led.
  • Brand your product or service with your Certification logo
  • Be a visible to the consumer as a Women-Led product.
  • 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



  • 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 a minimum of one year.
  • Active role in strategic decision making – involved in elements related to the
    establishment of priorities, objectives, and goals for the business, along with 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.


To Apply

Applicants must complete the Online Certification application, submit a Sworn Affidavit, and pay
a non-refundable fee.

Application process 2 – 4 weeks from the date you apply to submit all documents.
Annual renewal fees required.

Once Certification has been approved, you will receive Certified Universal Women-Led™ logo
for your website, products, and services.

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Once you have paid for your Certification. You will be contacted by our Certification Committee to submit verification of the above and complete the verification process including Universal Womens Network Affidavit. A Sworn Affidavit is required to be certified.
You will be contacted by our Certification Committee to submit verification of the above.
You will be contacted by our Certification Committee to submit verification of the above.