Women business owners who want to grow and diversity their businesses, and also have access to major corporations and agencies should consider applying for both WBENC and WOSB national certifications through the Astra. To be certified by Astra, businesses must be located in its six-state region of Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Once certified, women business owners can participate in meet-and-greets, matchmakers events, and educational workshops. Astra events and programs are designed to build knowledge and provide connections to corporations and government agencies for future contracts.
WBENC-certified businesses located in other regions are welcome to join Astra as Reciprocal members.