Read more about WEV’s 25-year history here.
Endurance isn’t easy. Meaningful endurance is even harder. For an organization to endure over 25 years and be as relevant today as it was at its founding is quite a feat. To be more relevant and more valuable today is an honor that goes to few. WEV was founded in 1991 when women earned 56 cents for every dollar earned by a man. A male college graduate earned almost twice as much as a female college graduate. In fact, a female college graduate made 13% less than a male having only a high school diploma. Women weren’t routinely viewed as managers or executives, let alone entrepreneurs. There were only a handful of organizations in the entire country devoted to helping women start businesses. There was little research available at the time to identify the barriers to economic development for American women, certainly no consensus on how to remove those barriers. Read More >>
At WEV, after 25 years, we still have the same dreams and values we started with: We are dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. But as our mission implies, women’s business ownership is about more than jobs and benefits, economic growth and profits. Women’s business ownership is about freedom and options, security — and human potential. It is about empowering women to dream big dreams, to act on a bigger stage, to become leaders. Read More >>
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