The united shopping day designed to create a gender-balanced economy set for November 27th, 2019
November 5, 2019 (Sun Valley, ID) — Miray Collections, Connect to your roots and feel the touch of your heritage, is thrilled to announce its participation in the second annual Women-Led Wednesday on November 27, 2019. Women-Led Wednesday is a collective brand campaign designed to spotlight and encourage holiday shoppers to support women-founded and -led brands. Similar to purpose-driven shopping holidays like Small Business Saturday, Women-Led Wednesday is dedicated to supporting a specific business group – women, women-identified, and non-binary/genderqueer brand leaders – in efforts to create a more gender-balanced economy.
Beyond the November 27 Women-Led Wednesday holiday, the initiative is dedicated to promoting and uniting women-led brands year-round. The newly launched Women-Led Wednesday website and directory allow visitors to explore, search for and learn more about women-led brands.
“When a woman creates a workplace, it’s not just about herself,” says Lusine Simonyan, the founder of Miray Collections. “It’s about her family, it’s about the community she lives in, and it’s about the employees she engages. It’s part of women’s nature to think more broadly than herself and her own interests. When you promote women’s businesses, you’re promoting the success of a whole community.”
Today, women are 50.8% of the population and 52% of the professional-level work force in the U.S. but only 25% of executives and senior management officials, 20% of board seats, and 6% of CEOs among S&P 500 companies. As of 2018 there were more CEOs named James than women of any name running Fortune 500 companies according to a study published by the New York Times.
“There’s no shortage of discussion and a lot of viable paths to get more women in the C-suite and on Fortune 500 executive boards,” said Women-Led Wednesday Creator and Wild Rye Co-Founder Cassie Abel. “I believe that one of the best and fastest paths to create a more gender-balanced economy; however, is to shine a light on and encourage everyone to vote with their dollars for brands that are already led by women.
Visible female leadership is so important to the health of our global economy long-term, the collaborative initiative aims to encourage holiday shoppers to shop women-led brands on November 27, 2019 and the other 364 days a year.
“Participating brands are thinking bigger than themselves and understand that a rising tide lifts all ships,” Abel continued. “After over 100 brands committed to the initiative in a two-week period the first year, I knew the idea resonated with women business leaders. Women are eager to support each other in a way that’s really special. Year two is shaping up to be much bigger with more brands, bigger brands and a more coordinated effort. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish—we truly are stronger together.”
WomenLedWednesday.com serves as the campaign’s primary discovery hub and directory of women-led businesses. Established female-led consumer products brands and retailers can join for the 2nd annual through the “join us” tab on the website.
Women-Led Wednesday is a nationwide campaign designed to encourage consumers to support by voting with their dollars for women-led brands during the holiday shopping season and beyond. The second annual Women-Led Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The campaign supports women in leadership and empowers female entrepreneurs in efforts to create a more gender-balanced economic landscape. Our mission is simple: support women. Visit WomenLedWednesday.com for more information.