What does it mean to be a Certified Women-Owned Business?
To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program.
The eligibility requirements include:
- The company must be 51 percent owned by women who are U.S. citizens.
- Women must manage the operations on a daily basis.
- Women must make long-term decisions for the company.
- A woman who works full-time for the company during normal work hours must hold the highest officer position in the company.
Who is the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce?
Taken from the USWCC, “The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce gives voice to the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers.”
The US Women’s Chamber of Commerce is an approved 3rd party certifier for the federal government Women-Owned Small Business Program.
We are so proud to have met all of the qualifications and honored to receive our official certification as a Women-Owned Business.
From our President Melanie Hawkins, Appraisals Manager Terri Bishop, Director of Business Development Kathy Coventry and more in between; all the women at Churchill are a team that keep the show on the road.
Here are some interesting facts about women-owned businesses in the United States:
- 40% of US businesses are women-owned.
- There are 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were 20 years ago.
- Private tech companies led by women achieve 35% higher ROI.
- Just 25% of women business owners seek business financing.
- Female entrepreneurs ask for roughly $35,000 less in business financing than men.
Read more here.
Looking at these statistics we see the correlation to our own basic company purposes. Including being resourceful, going above and beyond to provide reports that are done correctly the first time, eliminating frustration from your day to day process. These factors have enabled our company to be amongst the best in the country. And they are all thanks to the amazing women in our group.
If you’re curious how our women-led team can help you please reach out to us at 877-840-6277, firstname.lastname@example.org or send assignments directly to email@example.com or submit them online.
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