Before attending a ChallengeHER event, we strongly recommend you become familiar with the WOSB Federal Contracting Program by watching the webinars below provided by course instructor Sean Crean, Director, Office of Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration.

The WOSB Federal Contracting Program went into effect in 2011 and provides access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program also provides contracting officers with a mechanism to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible WOSB and EDWOSB concerns.

The most current and detailed information on the WOSB Program is available on SBA’s website at

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

This webinar covers the general history of the WOSB program, provides in-depth information about the requirements for being WOSB/EDWOSB, and the process for certifying.

New SBA Certification System Walk-through

The new SBA Certification website is ready to use! This webinar teaches you the process for using for the WOSB Federal Contracting Program and other SBA certifications.