Any woman-owned small business is eligible to apply for certification. The business must be at least 51% owned and controlled on a day-to-day basis by one or more women. To verify the ownership of women-owned businesses across the nation, certification is the acceptable process. This proof of ownership now being requested by both private sector and public sector entities, provides credibility to women-owned business owners.
Benefits of owning a certified women-owned business include:
Download and complete the application and mail it with the required attachments to Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Women-Owned Business Certification Program, 900 North Stiles Ave. Oklahoma City, Ok 73104.
Woman-owned Business Enterprise certification is valid for a five-year period. To continue certification, the following document must be updated and submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce each year for your file.