Women Open Network Corporate Sponsor Program Benefits- American Association of Women in Power’s national network of dynamic Business Women with strong chapter presence in major locations to make our organization an ideal choice partner for many of America’s leading corporations for support and mentorship.
Women Open Network offers companies the opportunity to cultivate a relationship with the fastest growing segment of the business community-women business owners. As the corporate social responsibility movement continues to gain momentum worldwide, corporations need standards and measures to define responsible business practices.
Women Open Network is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women. In partnership with women's business organizations throughout the United States, Women Open Network provides access to a national standard of Powerful Educational Programs for women business owners, Women Open Network hosts Powerful Women in Business events across US: Sharing the Vision of Women in Power and provides information about women's businesses to purchasing managers through an Internet database.
Women Open Network focuses on Market Development strategies to study the opportunities in procurement for Women and helps market corporate sponsors products to Women Open Network 's large reach into Women in Power of their Business and Lives.
One such standard -- sustainability -- has emerged as the international benchmark for corporate citizenship. It's the measure of an organization's economic, environmental, and social performance. And one of the keys to sustainability is reporting the results -- the act of reporting, if well done, transforms a corporation from high performing to sustainable.
Sustainability reporting was born in the 1990s when several companies, notably GM and Ford, launched the practice of disclosing their environmental performance. Their reasons were good public relation and partly good business practice.
Investors were beginning to realize that there were these large strategic questions about sustainability that affected global firms' financial performance, from their record on human rights to their labor practices to how they expend or conserve resources. Companies, meanwhile, realized they could not build trust or a sense of transparency after a huge crisis like an environmental mishap.
Corporations need to build this, so people don't sense a PR effort to cover up a problem. It is the Women Open Network charter to certify the sustainability of corporations and to communicate that to our wide membership and our chapters across US.
The world of corporate affairs is too complicated for everything to be good all the time. In this day and age, a
company that reports only positive information about itself is probably not telling the whole story. A company
that puts everything it does in the best light possible does not understand what corporate reporting is all
about. It is our role to verify and publish these reports.
By supporting Women Open Network , corporations are able to build their brand among the woman business owner community, a fiercely loyal consumer group, and grow its bottom line through opportunities to sell and affiliate with our national network of nearly 80,000 women business owners and decision makers.
The idea that a company should conduct its business in ways that benefit not just shareholders but the environment and society, too, is called sustainability, or sustainable development. It's an idea championed by a small but growing number of companies around the globe, it's an idea that is measured and in support of Women Open Network . Some countries, such as France, South Africa, and the Netherlands, now mandate environmental or social sustainability reporting as a condition to being listed on their stock exchanges.
Women Open Network offers premier corporate partners a variety of venues and services to reach that market.
Introductions to our network of chapters–coverage of partnership activities in chapter newsletters, opportunity to purchase ads in the local membership directory, attendance to chapter meetings and local opportunities for joint sponsorship of promotional activities.
Visibility and participation at Women Open Network 's national meetings through complimentary exhibit space, opportunities for presentations and workshops, and preferred recognition on meeting collateral materials. Women Open Network 's national events include:
Women Open Network ’s Annual Meeting & Women's Business Conference that offers attendees business management training and personal growth education. Women Open Network 's Public Policy Days provides attendees with an opportunity to make their votes heard to Congress and other policy-making institutions.
Women Open Network 's online membership directory–a database of all members and chapters including type of business and other critical demographic information.
President’s Advisory Council–periodic meeting with Women Open Network board members to strategies ongoing organizational and partnership development.