Finally, a certification for women-run businesses that works as hard as you do.

  • Trusted Certification

    Now, more than ever, consumers are looking for brands that represent women in entrepreneurship. Our certification is fast and simple to get you the credentials your business needs.

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  • Impressive Marketing Assets

    The "Run by a Woman" certification offers distinct marketing packages to showcase your certification and increase visibility. From social media amplication to SEO backlinks, we have the tailored packages to help share your story.

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  • Community of Female Entrepreneurs

    With each certification, we offer access to our private community of like-minded women that are trail blazers in the world of business. Network with female entrepreneurs and find new ways to learn and grow.

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Businesses We Certify as Women-Led

  • E-Commerce Brands

    Do you run a small business or e-commerce brand? Leverage our badging to inform your customers that you're 100% run by a woman.

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  • Digital Goods

    Selling digital downloads or PDF products? You're a one-of-a-kind woman crushing it with your digital goods business and we're here to highlight your female leadership.

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  • Service Businesses

    Are you a consultant or offering services to clients? Leverage our certification badge to build trust with your leads and show them that they can count on you as a strong businesswoman.

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  • Tradeshow + Marketplace Sellers

    Our badge assets make the perfect signage for your tradeshow booth or art studio location. Make sure the locals that visit your business know that you're a certified female-run creative business.

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  • Course + Content Creators

    Are you an educator helping others learn from your knowledge and expertise? Our certification builds trust with your students and can increase your course conversion rate.

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  • Podcasters + Influencers

    Growing brands are looking to partner with diverse, female influencers and content creators. Leverage our certification in your media kit to help close new partnerships faster.

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"I was looking for a way to market my female-owned and run business, but I didn't have the time to go through in-person interviews and jump through hoops. Run by a Woman gave me everything I needed to market myself and get back to business."

Elizabeth G.

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  • Experienced Review Panel

    Applications are reviewed by our team of experts with decades of experience across start-ups, small businesses, and fortune 100 corporations. Our panel consists of founders, technical leaders, marketers, and C-level executives.

  • Commitment to Inclusivity

    Our mission is to support female-run businesses to give all women access to market their skills and talents. If you're a woman from an economically disadvantaged background, let us know during the application process. We're here to help.

  • Modern Focus

    We honor all types of businesses. From e-commerce brands with online-only storefronts, to digital courses and service-based businesses. We're helping women provide legitimacy and trust for their customers, no matter where the office may be.


Who Can Apply?

Our certification is only available for businesses that are Run by a Woman.

Run by a Woman means that the founder, President or the CEO/COO of the company is a woman.

Learn more about our application process here.

Please note: This certification has no relation on the ownership structure of the business (ie. Women-Owned, etc).

What documentation is required?

You are required to provide the following pieces of information during our online application:

✔️ Proof of ownership (Articles of Incorporation, Sales Tax License, etc)

✔️ LinkedIn profile of your female founder

✔️ Updated website with information about your founder easily discoverable . (ie: About page, etc) or equivalent (Etsy page, etc)

✔️ Social Media Pages (Optional)

How long does the process take?

Our certification typically takes 5-7 business days. You can learn more about our process here.

Do I need a physical store or location?

Nope. We're a modern certification and we understand that today's businesses aren't solely in brick and mortar. Digital goods? No problem. Online Pure Play? We've got you.

How much does it cost?

Our application fee is $75 to submit your business and initiate our review.

After your business has been approved, you will be able to instantly download your assets and start leveraging your new certification. We include a 1-year license package for FREE with your application fee.

Can I use the badge on my website?

Yes. Our licensing options grant you access to use our certification badge on your website, product packaging, tradeshow booth, etc. You can learn more here.

Can my online-only businesses or digital goods apply?

Yes! You do not need to have a retail location to apply for our certification. Simply follow our application process here and you'll be on your way.

What other companies are part of this community?

You can view a list of women-owned brands that we have certified here. Please note that this list is not exhaustive of all of our members, it is only the ones who have chosen this marketing package.

Do you offer financial assistance for economically disadvantaged applicants?

Yes. Absolutely. Simply email us at and we'll help cover some of your cost.

We're different. And we know it.

As a woman in business, you're time is your biggest asset. We offer a more modern solution to female-run business certification that respects your time, understands your goals and delivers quality results.

No hoops to jump through. No unnecessary interviews. No waiting around for months. No confusing applications and logins. No sharing of your personal tax returns.

We make it easy, straightforward, and simple to get certified.

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