Blue Soda Promo is proud to be a certified woman owned business (WBENC) and minority vendor. Blue Soda Promo is your partner in diversity as a minority vendor and women owned business in the promotional products and marketing/advertising industries. What does it mean to have certification through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council? A company must be a majority controlled firm in the 51 percent category. Additionally, the WBE certification process is so rigorous and detailed that 3 out of 4 companies fail to obtain certification due to stern requirements, even though they may qualify.
Your Partner in Diversity
Heather Sanderson, CEO/Owner
According to a 2009 study conducted by the Center for Women's Business Research:
- 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008.
- Three quarters of all women-owned businesses are majority owned by women (51% or more), for a total of 7.2 million firms, employing 7.3 million people, and generating $1.1 trillion in sales.
- Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 40% of all privately held firms.