What is a WBE? WBE stands for "Woman Business Enterprise". If a WBE is 51% or more "owned, controlled, and operated by" a woman, then you can qualify for what is called a WBE certification.
WBE certifications certify that your company is indeed majority owned by a woman. But why would you want to obtain one? Well, government agencies and large corporations who receive government money are REQUIRED to award a certain percentage of their contracts/projects to woman-owned businesses. So by obtaining a WBE certification, you greatly increase your chances of getting these deep pockets as clients.