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

  • Gain Instant Credibility & Trust

    Whether you're just starting out or selling thousands, our Run by a Woman unique badging options will help give buyers the confidence they need to purchase from you. Use it on your logo board, product packaging, email signatures, about page and more. Get recognized for your strength as a woman in business.

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  • Access to the Gold Member Resource Library

    Membership gives you more than just the trust badge, as we'll give you access to the tools and resources to help grow your business FAST. From industry PR and buyer contacts to monthly live Q&As with founders.

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  • Join our Community of Female Entrepreneurs

    With each certification, we offer access to our private community of like-minded women in the world of business. Network with female entrepreneurs, build relationships and find mentoring opportunities within our network.

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What Membership Offers You

Award certification is just the tip of the iceberg. We're on this journey with you and our resources are designed to help you grow faster and smarter. From monthly Founder Q&As to ready-made resources in our Gold Member Library, we're focused on your growth.

Instant Credibility & Trust

Whether you're just starting out or selling thousands, our Run by a Woman unique badging options will help give buyers the confidence they need to purchase from you. Your newest marketing asset is instantly delivered with membership.

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A Private Facebook Group of Peers

With each certification, we offer access to our private community of like-minded women in the world of business. Network with female entrepreneurs, build relationships and find mentoring opportunities within our network. Your path to success isn't lonely when you're part of our community.

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Access to the Member Growth Kit

Membership gives you more than just the trust badge, as we'll give you access to the tools and resources to help grow your business.

All-Access to:

  • β˜‘οΈ Starting Your Business Extensive Checklist eBook
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ«Canva for Beginners Training eBook
  • πŸ“… Monthly Holiday & Promotional Social Media Calendar
  • πŸš€ 30-Day Social Media Challenge Script to Boost Social Media
  • πŸ€– Top 25 Chat GPT Prompts for Ecommerce
  • 🎀 Live Q&A Founder Series on Facebook
  • πŸ“– Access to our List of Big Box Buyer & PR Contacts
  • πŸ›  Member-Vetted Top Shopify Apps & Tools with Discounts
  • 🏞 50 Viral Customizable Canva Templates for Instagram, Pinterest, and more!
  • 🧾 Editable Invoice Template
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FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

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 build trust for my eCommerce 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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  • 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.

  • Experience and Expertise

    Our community includes experienced leaders from well-known eCommerce, software, services businesses. From Fortune 100 companies to Shark Tank Entrepreneurs, our experience runs deep to help guide you at whatever stage of growth you're at.

FAQ

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).

How much does it cost?

Certification starts at just $49 for an annual membership.

Along with your exclusive certification and golden badge marketing assets, we'll also be giving you access to:

  • Our Gold Member Growth Kit. The BEST resources for eCommerce leaders compiled from years of experience as an entrepreneur
  • EXCLUSIVE invitation to our private Facebook group to build connections, find mentors, and

These extras are delivered to you instantly with your acceptance into our program at no additional cost!

What documentation is required?

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

βœ”οΈ LinkedIn profile of your female founder or alternative evidence.

βœ”οΈ Driver's License, State-Issued Birth Certificate, Unexpired Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, State-Issued Identification Card

How long does the process take?

Our certification approval process typically takes 24-48 business hours. 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.

Can I use the badge on my website?

Yes. Our membership 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.

Do you offer financial assistance for economically disadvantaged applicants?

Yes. Absolutely. Simply email us at hello@runbywomen.com and we'll help cover some of the 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 or consultants. No sharing of your personal tax returns.

We make it easy, straightforward, and simple to get certified as a woman in business.