Women Owned Roc Blog

Supporting women-owned businesses in Rochester, NY

Today’s state of female entrepreneurship is on the rise. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), there has been a 60% increase in women-owned businesses from 2007 to 2019. Today, 42% of all businesses are women-owned, and they employ 9.4 million workers and earn $1.9 trillion in revenue. This shows just how […]

The Riveter Festival 2021

A gathering of women entrepreneurs The Riveter Festival is a woman-centric festival to promote and support women empowerment by hosting boss-babe businesses. Sweat with us in the AM to support women-owned local fitness studios or shop with us in the afternoon to purchase products made by women ranging from apparel to accessories to beverages and […]

Interview: saintvegann™ 

How did you get the idea or concept for your business? saintvegann™ began when i hosted a (successful) plant-based friendsgiving back in 2019. I found myself  in brooklyn, ny – working my butt off to follow the NYC grind (2 jobs, of course!). I went away frequently to LA to visit my best friend, + […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Women-owned gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Give a unique gift this holiday season and support women-owned businesses. All businesses featured in the holiday gift guide are local and are women-owned. Check out our coverage on News8 WROC. Click here to read the interview with Hipocampo Books and Laughing Gull Chocolates.

Young fashion designers working together in their studio

COVID-19 resources for women-owned businesses

Coronavirus Updates Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) World Health Organization SBA Loans Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources How To Get a Small Business Loan under the $349 Billion Aid Bill How Your Business Can Take Advantage of the $2T Stimulus Package Webinar Replay COVID-19 Stimulus Package: A Deep Dive into […]

The launch of Women Owned Roc

We launched in September of 2020 and have received an outpouring of support. We felt like the community was missing one place to serve as a hub for women-owned businesses. Women-owned businesses are struggling during this pandemic at a higher rate and that impacts our families, our city, and our community. If we can help […]

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