We are proud to announce that Win & Winnow received the certification as Women Owned Business.
Women Owned is an initiative from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WEConnect International to create a movement of support for Women Owned businesses. The Women Owned certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women.
Why buy Women Owned
Women entrepreneurs face different constraints and opportunities. Women own a lower proportion of firms globally. According to Catalyst, women currently hold 5.8 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Many businesswomen are not able to access commercial credit.
At the same time, Women Owned businesses mean higher female participation at all levels since they employ a higher share of women as compared to male-owned firms.
Investing in women’s economic empowerment is an opportunity to promote the sustainable development of local communities. Research shows that women reinvest up to 90 percent of their income in their families, which creates long-term social and economic benefits for all individuals and their communities.
Support for Women Owned businesses is an investment in women’s economic empowerment, gender parity in commerce, vibrant communities, and the growth of the economy overall.
Win & Winnow actively pursues to empower women both personally and professionally. As a Women Owned business we know a great way to do so is to choose women and buy Women Owned.