Seven trillion dollars. Women nationwide now spend that queenly sum annually — roughly 85 percent of all consumer expenditures — on everything from cars to power tools. Small wonder that smart companies are scrambling to capture a share of what author Tom Peters calls “opportunity #1 for the foreseeable future.” 1
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas offers you outstanding opportunities to do that as our Strategic Partner. Our members span the range of business owners to executives and employees of corporations, non-profits, and government. This vibrant mix of professional Texas women is unique to the WCCT. They are educationally and socio-economically the influencers and decision makers both at work and at home.
Power of the Purse
Women are the economy’s No. 1 purchasing officers, choosing 60% of cars, 94% of home furnishings, 92% of vacations, 91% of homes, 51% of consumer electronics and 89% of new bank accounts. In addition, 51% of U.S. company purchasing agents are women. In the entrepreneurial world, women start businesses at twice the rate of men and now own 50 percent or more of nearly half of all privately held U.S. businesses. Women’s surging economic power as consumers, investors, and employers sets trend watchers’ heads spinning. 1
Connect – Become a Strategic Partner
The Women’s Chamber connects you directly to a coveted market – our vibrant community of successful business and professional women who can afford to buy your product or service. And you will be associating your great brand with a great nonprofit brand. Recognized as a leading business organization and respected voice for today’s Texas woman, the Women’s Chamber has been connecting and enriching the lives of women of Texas for more than two decades.
As a Strategic Partner, you can showcase and introduce your company to a captive audience of dynamic women at our two premiere statewide events:
MAPcon – Money and Power Conference, our inspiring forum of ideas now in its 21st year
TBOY – Texas Businesswoman of the Year and Blazing Star Awards Luncheon, known as the Academy Awards for Texas businesswomen.
You can also showcase your company as a sponsor of our ongoing activities: Monthly Meetings, Happy Hours, B&B Networking…Business & Breakfast©. We’d love to talk more about the opportunities and partner benefits for you and your company. Please email us or call 512-338-0839
1Sources: “Women Fuel Economy as Employers, Buyers” – Rose Batson, Austin Business Journal; Tom Peters – Women Roar; Center for Women’s Business Research; U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis
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