the original #Hes4Shes

While we are unwaveringly devoted to empowering women, this week we would be remiss if we didn't honor some fine folks of the opposite gender, the original #Hes4Shes, often our earliest supporters and longest allies, a source for knowledge and strength our dads.

Father's Day is right around the corner and we are sending much love to the amazing dads out there who raise strong women and empower them to pursue their dreams, whatever those may be. We also compiled a comprehensive Father's Day Gift Guide to help you choose a gift dad will love while also continuing to support women entrepreneurs.

And don't forget next week we will be in Detroit for the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair ! Make sure you follow @BuyWomenOwned on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for live updates.

Still stumped on what to get good 'ole dad? Look no further. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of gifts from Women Owned businesses, perfect for men who raise strong women and the #Hes4Shes who empower them. It’s the perfect way to show your papa some love this year while supporting women entrepreneurs.
featured business

In 2014, Creative Resources identified a gap in the market for fun, innovative, and high quality products at affordable prices. Enter Nod Products, which has been successfully filling that gap ever since. We love all of their adorable wine bags and kitchen accessories, but we especially can't wait to try the Blood Mary Tree , which was recently featured on The Today Show.
women who own it

On what she loves about being a business owner:

"I love the freedom and flexibility afforded and the opportunity to work harder for yourself than any employer, as well as being in a position to bring real change."
the round up
  • Boston Consulting Group: Why women-owned startups are a better bet.
  • Essence: 7 thriving female entrepreneurs break down how becoming your own boss can be the ultimate self care.
  • PopSugar: Ethos for Life is a beauty site selling woman-owned brands.
  • Entrepreneur: 11 strategies to lead and succeed as a minority woman.
  • Forbes: 9 ways successful group networking empowers women entrepreneurs.
the last word