Across the globe Women Owned businesses supply an incredible range of products sold in retail stores everywhere. Women Owned is an initiative to enable consumers to identify those products created by Women Owned businesses during their shopping experience. Any product that bears the Women Owned logo is produced by a company that is owned and operated by a woman or women, as certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the United States and WEConnect International globally. Your purchase of Women Owned products helps increase sales for the Women Owned businesses and in-turn helps them grow. You are supporting not just their individual business, but the entire economy. Women Owned businesses are growing at one and a half times the U.S. national average and in turn contribute over a trillion dollars to the U.S. economy, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and adding 274,000 jobs since 2007.