Is my business considered woman-owned if I have male partnerships?
Current industry standards defines a woman-owned business as businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more females.
"State of Women-Owned Businesses Report' commissioned by American Express uses this standard in their annual report to provide national trends on female-owned businesses.
What is WO3?
WO3 is a movement dedicated to helping women-owned businesses in three ways: Partner, Promote & Support.
WO3 is the brainchild of
BRA-sériē Founder & CEO Tammi Relyea, a Northern California entrepreneur who is passionate about supporting woman-owned businesses.
Launching BRA-sériē introduced Tammi to dozens of other women entrepreneurs and business owners, and helped her realize that many of the challenges she faced are shared by other women running their own business.
Recognizing that there is strength in numbers, Tammi established this movement to build a powerful community willing to change the current dynamic and inspire each other to support female-owned businesses!
Why should I participate on Saturday, March 27, 2021?
Women often face more obstacles in launching and growing their businesses - access to funding is most often a significant challenge. A recent study showed the average-sized loan for women-owned businesses was 31% lesss than for male-owned businesses.
Working together with collective intention, our financial support can make a difference! Imagine the thousands and potentially millions of dollars that we can bring to female-owned businesses in just one day!
I have more questions, how do I reach someone?
We'd love the opportunity to chat with you personally! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you promptly.
Where can I learn more about women-owned businesses?
There are so many wonderful organizations advocating for women-owned businesses. Here are just two excellent resources that will point you the right direction.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
"The State of Women-Owned Businesses" report commissioned by American Express provides comprehensive data and insights within the women’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.