Womb prepares for next week’s annual market
Nearly 40 businesses have already signed up to exhibit at the Women who Own and Manage Businesses annual market at BAA Gymnasium on November 29.
Womb said in a statement that Women Owned Wednesday was created to fit in with seasonal shopping trends to support female owned businesses.
The organisation said it has become traditional for the event to follow Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and e-Monday.
Womb created the annual market to fall on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving as a central platform for Bermuda’s Female-Owned businesses.
They are looking to feature as many as 40 businesses, and are not limited to those with a physical product to sell. Those businesses signing up include some who offer services, both for individuals and families.
There will be a raffle draw and local entertainment in the event’s fifth year.
Stephanie Lee, Womb facilitator and market organiser said: “Last year was the first year, post-pandemic. This resulted in slightly lower numbers than we had obtained pre-pandemic.
“We are looking forward to continuing to grow this market, reaching and exceeding those pre-pandemic numbers. It always makes me excited to see new names apply to participate in the market. This means new businesses were established; new entrepreneurs are pursuing their dreams, supporting their families, and contributing to the economy.
“Bermuda is encouraged to come out and choose women (@wombbermuda). I am always pleasantly surprised and pleased by the quality of the offerings presented by vendors.
“By patronising local businesses, you are helping these women provide for their families, which in turn benefits the country.”