Empower Translate, an award-winning insight translation agency, has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
The WBE certification is issued by WEConnect International, a global network of over 15,000 businesses that aims to connect Women’s Business Enterprises with qualified buyers.
WBE-certified businesses meet four criteria based on ownership, management, control and independence. They are at least 51% owned by women, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women.
Ruth Partington, founder and CEO of Empower, writes: "From the existence of a 'broken first rung' for women stepping up to management*, to nearly 1 in 2 men - and 1 in 3 women - believing men intrinsically make better leaders**, it is still necessary in 2023 to recognize the rarity of female-owned businesses. I am honored that Empower is in this position, and supported by an incredible team of people who continue to pave the way for gender equality in the workplace."
The WBE certification is valid for 12 months, after which businesses can recertify.