The Ohio Department Administrative Services (DAS) launched the Ohio Women’s Enterprise Certification (WBE)
XACC Women In Business encourages local female business owners to seek this first-of-its-kind certification that will allow women-owned businesses to seek certification from the Equal Employment Opportunity office at DAS.
The State of Ohio’s Women Business Enterprise (WBE) program is designed to assist women-owned businesses in obtaining contracts for goods and services, construction, architecture, engineering, information technology, and professional services. The WBE program does not apply a procurement goal or set-aside target for state government contracts. The State of Ohio developed the program because it recognized the need to encourage, nurture and support the growth of women businesses to foster their development and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace.