How to Get Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) Certified
The Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification is available for qualified woman owned small businesses through the Small Business Administrations (SBA), Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. The WOSB certification was designed to help level the playing field for women business owners, specifically creating contracts set-aside for those industries that are underrepresented by women. Some contracts are restricted further to Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB).
To become WOSB/EDWOSB certified, the SBA requires qualified WOSB/EDWOSB to apply through the SBA certification website beta.certify.gov
In this webinar session, we will discuss the WOSB/EDWOSB program requirements and the path to certification.
- WOSB/EDWOSB overview
- Program benefits
- Program requirements
- Path to certification
- Timeline to certification
- Maintaining certification
Nanci Pigeon has over 22 years of experience in the Department of Defense and federal contracting. She began her contracting career as an active duty Air Force enlisted member and upon retirement from active duty, she transitioned to the federal contracting workforce. In her federal contracting career, Nanci has worked as a Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Procurement Analyst, and Small Business Specialist with the Department of the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of the Interior, and Bureau of Reclamation. Upon her retirement from the federal contracting workforce in 2019, Nanci decided to provide her expertise in government contracting to small businesses by becoming a PTAC counselor. Nanci specializes in federal contracting, registrations, and certifications. She is also well-versed in California State registration and certification, as well as California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS). Nanci enjoys working with each Norcal PTAC client individually and developing a specific course of action to help the client achieve their government contracting goals.
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