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Certifications Overview for Women Owned Businesses

October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

As a women-owned business you may qualify for certifications that give you a leg up in the government marketplace and increase your chances of winning more contracts!

The main certifications available to women-owned small businesses are the Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) certifications through the Small Business Administration (SBA). However, women-owned businesses may qualify for other socio-economic certifications as well. These include Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through Caltrans, and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Supplier Clearinghouse.

In this webinar, Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist, Nanci Pigeon, will explain how these certifications can be valuable for increasing revenue, and give a basic overview of the qualifications and application processes for each.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • What are government certifications and why are they valuable?
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) Certification
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification
  • How to utilize Women’s Business Center (WBC) resources

Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month

Join us this month in celebrating the success of female entrepreneurs! With different perspectives, skills and experiences, women enrich the landscape of business ownership with unique ideas, solutions and technology. We’re excited to partner with Women’s Business Centers to offer training focused on government contracting opportunities for women business owners.