USA businesses, 51% owned by a woman who is the CEO, are eligible for all kinds of extras. But that CEO cannot be a place holder. She has to actually make executive decisions and involved in daily work.
She has to be a visionary and not the Office Manager in reality.
She must be a USA citizen. The company must have been in business for at least 6 months. A ton of documents are required including an articulate and smart business plan. Read Inc.com advice here: http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/05/women-owned-business-certification.html.
And ... anyone, male or female can fill in an application for their company (USA incorporated) for the Inc.com 500/5000 lists at Inc.com.
Outside the USA, there are resources also.
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