What it Means To Be A Women-Owned Business

Posted by Ann Wahlstrom on Mar 8, 2018 3:10:34 PM

Service Ideas is a proud certified WBENC women-owned and operated company for five years and counting.

WBENC, Personally Speaking

So what does it mean to be a women-owned business? As a female employee of Service Ideas, I can tell you it means quite a lot.

It means I feel just as empowered in my career as my fellow male coworkers do. It means I have confidence that I'm being treated fairly based on my abilities and not on my gender. And above all, it means I get to be inspired by a woman with leadership abilities I can strive towards.

WBENC, Technically Speaking

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a certifier of women-owned business in the U.S. and an advocate for women in business.

With a mission to "fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses," the organization validates a business as women-owned by determining if it's at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women.

Service Ideas, a third generation family-owned business, is owned and operated by Megan Murray Blohowiak, the granddaughter of founder Art Murray. The company has proudly accepted the women-owned certification from the WBENC year after year since 2013.

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