International Women’s Day 2012

March 8, 2012


Today is International Women’s Day. The United Nation’s theme for this year’s celebration is “Empower Women — End Hunger and Poverty.”  Each year millions of women world-wide mark this day with special events that showcase initiatives dedicated to the empowerment of women and the place they hold in society.

In addition, the International Red Cross is hoping to use the occasion this year to shift the focus to helping the mothers, wives, and siblings of those who have gone missing in armed conflict. Many of these women are overwhelmed with economic and practical considerations as well as the emotional and psychological impact.

As a certified Women Business Enterprise, we applaud the advances women have made in business and in all walks of life and we welcome the opportunity to recognize, applaud, and participate in the pursuit of excellence.

WBENC Approved as SBA Third-Party Certifier

September 15, 2011

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has been approved as a third-party certifier by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Council will determine Women Owned Small Business eligibility for the SBA’s Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.

WBENC, a leading advocate for and authority on Women Business Enterprise (WBE), is one of four third-party certifiers in the country.  Its certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations that represent some of the nation’s most respected brands.

 Anderson Interiors was awarded WBENC certification earlier this year, a detailed and exacting process that confirms it is at least 51% owned and managed by one or more women who demonstrate industry expertise. A woman must also hold the highest ranking office. The process includes an in-depth analysis of the business and its management as well as a comprehensive site visit.

Anderson Interiors has been a certified Women Business Enterprise  (WBE) since 2005.

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International Women’s Day Centenary 1911 – 2011

March 10, 2011

Each year on March 8th, millions around the world observe International Women’s Day.  Events marking the celebration are staged throughout the month of March, noting the achievements of women everywhere. This year in the U.S. over 200 events are scheduled nationwide.  The U.S. also designates March as Women’s History Month.

Historically, International Women’s Day was dedicated to bringing attention to negatives but in recent years that has shifted, focusing instead on achievement, promise, and possibility.

As a certified Women Business Enterprise, we salute the advances women have made in business and we welcome the opportunity to recognize, applaud, and participate in the pursuit of excellence.