MBE Certification 2024 - Celegence

Celegence’s Focus on Fostering Diversity and Inclusion is Recognized with National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification from WBENC

Female-founded Regulatory solutions and consulting services company joins the gold standard for women-owned businesses in the US

Chicago, IL – June 5, 2024 – Celegence, LLC, a leading technology enabled regulatory solutions provider for the Life Sciences industry, is proud to announce it’s national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This certification, granted on May 31, 2024, supports and highlights our company’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and leadership in the regulatory industry.

What is WBENC/WBE Certification?

The Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification is awarded to companies that are at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by women, and it is widely recognized as the gold standard for women-owned businesses in the U.S. This certification affirms Celegence’s status as a significant contributor to diversity and innovation within the regulatory consulting sector.

What is MBE Certification - Celegence
Celegence, led by Sonia Veluchamy and Punya Abbhi, is 100% women owned and founded. With 50% of the company’s Executives and Directors and over 57% of our total global employees being women, we are committed as a company to promote success of women in the workplace and work together with WBENC to eliminate barriers for women-owned business that may prevent success and economic growth.

Celegence’s CEO & Co-Founder, Sonia Veluchamy, on becoming a WBE Certified business:

“Receiving the WBE certification is a significant achievement that reflects Celegence’s commitment to excellence and highlights our role in fostering diversity and inclusion. I am thrilled to now have Celegence certified in 2024 as both a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through NMSDC and as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through WBENC. I look forward to the new opportunities this certification will bring and am grateful to join a prestigious community of female business owners who are dedicated to the growth and success of women-owned businesses!”

Punya Abbhi, COO & Co-Founder at Celegence, is also excited and shared her vision for the company’s future

“Achieving the WBE certification is a remarkable milestone for us! Our focus is on leveraging technology to enhance the efficiency of our services to deliver superior regulatory solutions, driving long-term success for our life sciences clients. This certification further validates our innovative approach and commitment to excellence as we continue our mission of delivering top-tier technology enabled AI regulatory solutions and services”

The women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification opens doors for Celegence to collaborate with other WBENC-certified companies and to participate in exclusive networking and business development opportunities provided by WBENC. It also allows Celegence to serve it’s clients with an even greater emphasis on diversity and innovative regulatory solutions.

About Celegence, LLC

Celegence, LLC is a premier regulatory technology-enabled consulting services provider specializing in delivering comprehensive solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. With a focus on quality, compliance, and efficiency, Celegence helps its clients navigate the complex regulatory environment and achieve their business objectives.


The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the United States and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. WBENC’s mission is to fuel economic growth by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.