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How To Get Started

How to Get Started

Step 1

Become a Corporate Member with Women of the Vine & Spirits. 

Corporate Membership to Women of the Vine & Spirits provides global networking opportunities, educational resources, and opportunities to showcase products and services in new sales channels. Only Corporate members will have access to the Certified Women Owned logo and be featured in the database.For Corporate Membership inquiries E-mail Elizabeth Campbell Boyd, Member Engagement & Event Manager for information and pricing at


Step 2

Get certified through WBENC/WEConnect International.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

WBENC corporate members are corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that have a demonstrated interest in supplier diversity programs. As of December 2018, WBENC has 320 Corporate Members. 


WEConnect International helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women.

The Seal of Certification Process is open to businesses based in the following countries: Download List: Countries certified by WEConnect

If you are eligible for certification but it is not yet available in your area, please consider self-registration

For additional information please e-mail

If you have questions or need assistance you will receive a complimentary phone consultation and discount on services and support from Women of the Vine & Spirits Bronze Corporate Member, Certify My Company. Go to Certify My Company for more information.


Step 3

Submit Your Application to Women of the Vine & Spirits. Once you have been certified, apply for the use of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Certified Women Owned Logo and to be entered into the database. Apply HERE. Once your application has been received and your certification is confirmed, Women of the Vine & Spirits will provide you with the licensing agreement to sign. Once the licensing agreement is signed, you will be approved and receive the style guide, logo and your details entered into the database. Licensing fee is waived for Corporate Members in 2019 and 2020.