This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating by supporting Auburn’s women-owned, and partner-owned, businesses! Help us support these amazing entrepreneurs and you could win one of the mystery boxes we’re raffling off. Check out this post for full giveaway details and rules.
Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise
A 2016 article by Erika H. Becker-Medina, Chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy‑Wide Statistics Division for the US Census outlines that women-owned businesses are on the rise.
Despite this rise of women-owned businesses, male-owned businesses continued to make up the majority. Becker-Medina detailed that male-owned businesses held “53.7% of all firms (14.8 million businesses), while female-owned businesses comprised 35.8% of all firms (with 9.9 million businesses). Equally male-/female-owned businesses comprised 8.9 percent (with 2.5 million businesses) and 1.6 percent (with 0.4 million businesses publicly held/not classifiable by gender (or ethnicity, race and veteran status).”
Resources For Women-Owned Businesses: https://omwbe.wa.gov/ https://www.womenownedlogo.com/
“Overall, women-owned over a third of all firms in 2012, but the proportion was greater among minorities and varied by group,” continued BECKER-MEDINA. “The 8.0 million minority-owned firms were almost equally distributed between male- and female-owned, with 3.8 million firms each (0.4 million minority-owned firms were equally male-/female-owned).”
Wondering what might be in the mystery box? Here’s another one of our contributors:
Women-Owned Businesses In Auburn
In case you aren’t sure, we put together a small sampling of the many Auburn-based women-owned and partner-owned businesses. So go out this weekend, patronize one as many of these businesses as you can, and then enter to win the great mystery box we’ve put together!