Economic parity makes our businesses and our communities better, which is why the Women’s Business Development Center is committed to advancing economic independence for all women. When women are empowered to establish and grow successful businesses, they help drive our communities forward toward equal pay and equal representation in the workplace.
At the WBDC, we celebrate outstanding women business leaders every day. They are opening businesses at faster rates than men, creating jobs, and contributing greatly to our economy. On International Women’s Day, we want to emphasize the achievements of these women, especially those who have immigrated to the U.S. from abroad to create a new life for themselves and their families.
My family immigrated to America when I was a child so I know firsthand the hardships and challenges facing those starting fresh in a foreign country. For years, business ownership has been a dependable way to overcome these challenges and find success in America. We are committed to protecting that opportunity for generations of immigrants to come.
It is important to celebrate the achievement of women from diverse backgrounds and nationalities who are creating economic change on local, national, and international levels. Throughout Women’s History Month we are sharing stories of the diverse business owners we serve. Please join me in recognizing and congratulating these women leaders and their peers around the world who are making a difference in government, business, and communities.