We’re a women-owned and operated business. That’s no surprise to our readers. But did you know that in the United States, 36 percent of all businesses are women-owned? In Austin that figure is a little less at 26 percent. Plus, essentially all-to be exact, 99.9 percent-of women-owned businesses nationwide are considered small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. At 26 employees strong, we’re no exception to that rule; but we’re also a part of another “rule:” female-owned and operated companies are growing at an exponential rate!

So, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to salute our fellow women-owned businesses here in Austin and across the country. The country has seen a lot of progress in the last couple decades in terms of women in business. There are more female entrepreneurs leaning in and there are more businesses being led by women every day. And boy, are we glad that Cindy Lo took a chance and started Red Velvet Events 15 years ago! We cannot forget, though, that there’s always opportunity to grow. We sincerely look forward to continuing to be a part of that growth.