5 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month Every Day

Lisa Buyer
October 18, 2021
5 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month Every Day

Who runs the world? Girls! This month, we proudly raise a glass to the unstoppable power that all Female Disruptors hold. One woman’s success story is a catalyst for thousands. She is a collection of risks endured, of progress, and of spaces conquered.

National Women’s Small Business Month is a time to thank the women who came before us, to inspire the generation that is bound to fill our shoes, and most importantly, to appreciate the outstanding woman that you have become. Here are several ways to support, recognize, and empower women business owners.

Female Disruptors is dedicated to women entrepreneurs in all industries who advocate for equality, freedom, and acceptance. We add to the movement by spotlighting women who are disruptors in their space, covering women’s social issues, and sharing buzzworthy content that you don’t want to miss! If you are looking to join in the disruption, feel free to nominate yourself or a friend here!

1. Share Key Facts on Social Media

The title of CEO, owning your own business, and leading a movement are all viable paths for women. Check out these facts by The 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, which provides data and insight on women’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (published annually by American Express).

  • Women-owned businesses represent 42% of all businesses (nearly 13 million), employing 9.4 million workers and generating $1.9 trillion in revenue.
  • As of 2019, women of color account for 50% of all women-owned businesses. An estimated 6,417,400 women-of-color-owned businesses employ 2,389,500 people (25% of total women-owned businesses’ employment) and generate $422.5 billion in revenue (23% of total women-owned businesses’ revenue).
  • Over the past five years, the annual growth rate in the number of women-owned firms has been more than doubled that of all businesses.

Knowledge is power! These are just a few exciting facts that are a driving force in letting young girls, teenagers on the cusp of adulthood, and even corporate women know that their dreams are attainable.

2. Make It Official, Certify Your Women Owned Business

certified SBA WOSB - woman owned small business

Women-owned businesses, no matter the size, are of equal importance to that of a business owned by a man. The SBA or U.S. Small Business Administration offers a contracting program to validate female entrepreneurs’ businesses. If you’re looking to reap benefits and compete for government contracts, then see if you qualify today!

Create a profile to see if your firm meets the criteria for any of the following programs:

  • 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program: Offers up a wide spectrum of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled by at least 51% of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB): To quality, your firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by women.
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone): Provides federal contract set-asides for small businesses in economically depressed communities.

Once officially certified, be sure to let government organizations know that you’re eligible for work by simply changing your profile status!

3. Donate Your Time

Are you supporting organizations committed to women, honoring Female Disruptors, connecting with other women in business? Here are some opportunities in the Greater Orlando area and worldwide to check out!

  • American Business Women's Association:  
  • One Heart for Women & Children:
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Orlando (NAWBO):
  • eWomenNetwork:
  • Wendy Lyn Unlimited, Inc.:
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council:

4. Host a Giveaway or Event

Host a solo giveaway/event or team up with a sisterpreneur to celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month. Not only will this raise awareness for #WomensSmallBusinessMonth, but also drive engagement and credibility for your brand.

5. Sign up for Female Disruptors’ First-Annual Summit

female disruptors virtual summit 2022

Breaking NEWS: Female Disruptors is hosting a Virtual Summit in November. If you are interested in speaking, please click here. If you would like to nominate a friend, click here!

Some women don’t realize the power they hold. There is a disruptor inside us all that has the power to lead and be change agents. The purpose of our virtual summit is to help unite women, provide a catalyst for ambition, and instill courage in women who need it. We want the future Female Disruptors to have a better path, one that is equal, balanced, and fair without fear, discrimination, harassment, or adversity.

Speakers at the event:

Showcase your expertise and share actionable takeaways with future Female Disruptors. The speaking slots will be 30 minutes each and pre-recorded for our audience. This is for female professionals, freelancers, entrepreneurs, diversity professionals, college students, CEOs, CMOs, HR professionals, personal. and business brands, coaches, recruiters, friends, family, and anyone who wants to get inspired by the rise of females.

Topics and Tracks include:

  • Tech
  • Marketing
  • Lifestyle
  • Mental Health/Wellness
  • Female Empowerment

Keep a lookout for next month's lineup of Empowering Women who get the chance to share their stories via

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