CINCINNATIA, September 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — National Women-Owned Business Day, an annual celebration held on the first Thursday in October each year, is a day to recognize the achievements and progress of women-owned businesses and to raise awareness of the importance of supporting and investing in women-owned businesses. This day was created to inspire women to dream big, believe in themselves, connect with other female entrepreneurs and encourage communities to support women’s brands today and every day.
National Women-Owned Business Day Launches October 6,
The holiday was founded by the National Archives by Morgan Hamilton and Aris Taylorowners and co-founders of sally on!, a full-service marketing partner for brands that empower women, based in Cincinnati, Ohioin creative collaboration with Edelmade, a brand and strategy agency also based in Cincinnati. They know firsthand that starting and running a women-owned business comes with a unique set of challenges, including a lack of funding, capital and resources. This day is meant to put female companies in the spotlight for nationwide support.
“In 2020, women-led startups received only 2.3% of VC funding. We can do better,” said co-founder Morgan Hamilton. “Our goal for establishing Women-Owned Business Day is not only to celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs, but also to build community support by partnering with organizations and investors to provide resources and funding to invest in women .”
“We know that when we invest in women-owned brands, it leads to better outcomes in communities and the economy,” added co-founder, Aris Taylor. “We hope this day will inspire female entrepreneurs to keep investing and believe in themselves, and that we will encourage supporters of women-owned companies to do the same. We’re just getting started.”
National Women-Owned Business Day honors the courage, dedication and tenacity of women entrepreneurs who break down barriers and open a path for other women.