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In 2014, Wendy Diamond founded Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with an inaugural event at the United Nations in NYC, while hosting events in 144 other nations to recognize the day and mission of creating a movement honoring women entrepreneurs. Women's Entrepreneurship Day has been celebrated annually on November 19th since then. Supporting women entrepreneurs is not just one day of the year, however. Here are seven practical ways we can celebrate and support women founders all year round.
Promote local women-owned small businesses on social media. Tag them when you post them on your social media posts, comment on their feeds, and tag friends who may want to learn more about the company.
Give a rating for your favorite women-owned business. Visit Google, Yelp, Facebook, give a positive review on their companies and share all the reasons why others should support the company as well. Leave detailed reasons why you left five stars. It can only be your evaluation that makes the buying decision for others who are considering this business.
Mentor a woman who is starting a business or wants to boost a business. Help other women and help them start business and be successful. Donate a few hours a year to mentor, support, and directly help a women-owned business grow and improve its brand and reach.
Host a meeting of women entrepreneurs. Whether you're hosting a little coffee chat on a virtual platform, or sure enough a more business-oriented lunch or a casual get-together, try to bring women together to connect, work together, and support one another.
Join a women's entrepreneurship organization. Hundreds of network organizations support women in companies and entrepreneurs. Many are funded solely through membership fees, and joining supports their mission.
Start your own business. If you were on the edge of your own sideline, this may be the perfect time to get your business off the ground.
Shop at Women-Owned Companies: Vows to buy gifts from women-owned entrepreneurs and small business owners during the holiday season. Choosing your gifts with the intention of helping and supporting women will inspire others to do the same.
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You have the power to make a difference for women entrepreneurs. Hopefully, one of these simple tips can help you make a difference for someone else.