The sponsorship affords UPS participation in NAWBO's annual conference; branding opportunities with the organization's publications, Web site and events and collaboration on other marketing initiatives. In addition, NAWBO has designated UPS as a preferred provider of worldwide express package delivery and logistics services. UPS is the first carrier to support women business owners in this manner.
According to an analysis by the Center for Women's Business Research, the latest Census Bureau data shows that nearly half of all privately-held U.S. firms are owned by women and are growing faster than the national average of private firms. Women business owners have the same questions and needs as their male counterparts but seek resources through a variety of support networks.
"Women-owned businesses represent an important segment of customers for UPS and we have been consistently recognized by organizations such as the Women's Business Enterprise National Council for that commitment," said Geoff Light, vice president of customer relationship management. "Our collaboration with NAWBO further strengthens UPS's ability to develop products and services that address the specific needs of small businesses in general."
No business is too small to leverage the services and resources of UPS to facilitate efficiency and growth. Examples include:
Founded in 1975, NAWBO (www.nawbo.org) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. Nearly 30 years later, NAWBO is still the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization's mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence opinion leaders.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS), and the company can be found on the Web at www.UPS.com.
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