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Universal Women-Owned™ Certification 

Certifying your business opens opportunities for you to position your company. Certification allows businesswomen to increase visibility and connect to opportunities that otherwise may not be available to them — such as access to key supplier diversity and procurement executives.

Certified Universal Women-Owned™ Business meets the following criteria:

  • 51% owned by one or more women,
  • Managed by a female principal executive or;
  • Controlled or operated by women in crucial business making decisions (dealing with the company’s finances, operations, personnel, or strategy).

Cost: $ 750 – $ 1150 Annual – Non-Refundable Processing Fee (Includes Logo, Certification Verification)

Verification Process:
  • Payment of Non-Refundable Processing Fee
  • Application and Verification of Required Documents
  • Once verified, you will receive an email notification and your logo.
  • Application Process – 2 – 4 weeks.
  • Expedite Service less than a week available!

 

Benefits Universal Women-Owned Businesses

  • Certification allows business women to increase visibility and connect to opportunities that otherwise may not be available to them — such as access to key supplier diversity and procurement executives.
  • Approximately 97% of Fortune 500 companies have a supplier diversity program where they attribute a percentage of their annual spending to sourcing from under-represented diverse suppliers (including women-owned businesses).
  • With these contracts available to diverse suppliers, it provides an invaluable opportunity for women to grow and internationalize their business.
  • Gain the advantage of submitting RFP as many municipalities have mandates to support women-owned businesses. While it is not a guarantee, it separates you from the rest!

 

UNIVERSAL WOMEN-OWNED™ CERTIFICATION

Certifying your business opens opportunities for you to position your company. Certification allows businesswomen to increase visibility and connect to opportunities that otherwise may not be available.

Women-Owned Definition:

An enterprise where women own the majority of the company (more than 50%).

Benefits of Certification:

  • Proudly market your Women-Owned
  • Opportunities for your business to increase revenue
  • Access to key diversity and procurement executives
  • Connect with buyers who have mandates to work with Women-Owned businesses.
  • A consistent and reliable source of income from government grants or sub-contracting to companies who award contacts to Women-Owned.
  • Brand your Product or Service with your Certification Logo
  • Be visible to the consumer as a Women-Owned product.
  • Provide the consumer the benefit to show they support Women-Owned with your certification lo
  • go on your website, email signature, service, or packaging on your products.

Criteria:

  • 51% owned by one or more women,
  • Managed by a female principal executive or.
  • Controlled or operated by women in crucial business making decisions (dealing with the company’s finances, operations, personnel, or strategy).
  • Company to have been owned by a woman for more than two years.

Step 1: Get Certified

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 required.

Once Certification has been approved, you will receive a Certified Universal Women-Owned™ Logo for use to identify your products and services.

STEP 2: Get Visible!

We are elevating Certified Universal Women-Owned businesses in our Behind the Brand marketing ads. Take your business to the next level and let us help you market your product or service.

Behind the Brand Includes:

  • Social Media Campaign
  • HomePage and Social Media
  • Behind the Brand Blog Interview
  • Behind the Brand Virtual Series – Invited to be on our Panels

Get Certified! Get Visible;e!  According to stat, women-owned businesses only make up 16%  of businesses. Social Media has only 26% combined focus on promoting women in business! f we don’t know who you are, how can we support you1

Top Companies locally, nationally, and globally are supporting women-owned businesses (WOBs) just to name a few

  • Accenture
  • Bell
  • BMO
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Coca-Cola
  • Exxon
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pepsi-Co
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • RBC
  • Rogers
  • TD Bank
  • TELUS
  • TOYOTA
  • WALMART

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