WBENC Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the vital role women have played throughout American history, as well as the role we continue to play today. At Women Owned and WBENC, we have seen the incredible contributions women make to the economy and their communities every single day, and we’ve worked hard to expand opportunities for women business owners over the last 20 years.

Today, there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., an incredible amount considering there were just 402,000 women-owned firms in 1972. As a nod to the progress we have seen – and the work we still have left to do – we are celebrating Women’s History Month this month by honoring trailblazers, disruptors, and innovators throughout history who had immense impact on our world as we know it.


This Women’s History Month, help us honor the women innovators of the past by supporting today’s trailblazing entrepreneurs. Support women-owned businesses and help us to continue to invest in women’s economic empowerment, gender equality in business, and sustainable economic growth. With more support and increased access to opportunities and capital, women-owned businesses are poised to make a significant impact on the overall economy.

Here’s how:


Follow Women Owned on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Throughout the month of March, we’ll be featuring innovative Women Owned in various forms, including business profiles, special features, and round-up blog posts, and more.

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter, Women Owned Wednesday, for more Women Owned news and inspiration.


Let the world know you support Women Owned businesses!


This month, make a commitment to #BuyWomenOwned. Check out the WomenOwnedLogo.com website for inspiration and product ideas in our expanding Women Owned directory. Look for the Women Owned Logo in stores when comparing products. Already know and frequent a Women Owned business? Write her a review or give a recommendation to a friend – that’s the best form of compliment for a business owner!

We’re looking for a great month of supporting Women Owned businesses. Join us in honoring women business owners who have contributed to this growth – and helping them succeed well into the future.