Celebrating and Empowering Women Every Day with ekuBOX
At ekuBOX, we believe in celebrating and empowering women every day. As a women-owned business ourselves, we understand the importance of supporting and showcasing women entrepreneurs. That's why we're proud to feature products made by women entrepreneurs in our curated gift boxes. And as we approach International Women's Day on March 8th, we reflect on the significance of this day and our commitment to supporting women in business.
The History of International Women's Day
International Women's Day has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s, when women in the United States and Europe were fighting for their rights to work, vote, and hold public office. Over the years, it has evolved into a global celebration of women's achievements and a call to action to address the challenges women still face. The theme for International Women's Day 2023 is "Choose to Challenge," encouraging individuals and organizations worldwide to challenge gender biases and inequalities and to take action to create a more inclusive and equitable world.
Challenging the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship
At ekuBOX, we choose to challenge the gender gap in entrepreneurship by featuring products made by women entrepreneurs in our curated gift boxes. Our gift boxes showcase a variety of products, including handmade jewelry, natural skincare & body products, and artisanal gourmet foods. Each item is carefully selected based on its quality, uniqueness, and alignment with our values.
We believe that featuring products made by women entrepreneurs not only supports these women but also showcases their incredible talent and creativity. By including their products in our gift boxes, we are helping to promote these women and their businesses. We are proud to showcase the amazing work of women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Supporting women entrepreneurs is important to us at ekuBOX because we believe it is not only good for their businesses but also good for society as a whole. Women entrepreneurs often face unique challenges, such as lack of access to funding and mentorship. By supporting women entrepreneurs, we are helping to address these barriers and promote diversity in business. When women are empowered to succeed in business, they can create jobs, contribute to the economy, and inspire other women to pursue their dreams.
Our commitment to supporting women in business is rooted in our ethos at ekuBOX. We are committed to working with women entrepreneurs who share our values of inclusivity, diversity, and environmental responsibility. We take great care in sourcing products made by women entrepreneurs for our gift boxes, working with women-owned and run companies that share our values.
The Personal Connection to Women-Owned Businesses
Our commitment to assisting businesses owned by women is deeply personal. Paula, the founder and proprietor of ekuBOX, has a strong connection to such enterprises, having been raised in one. Her mother, Mary, started a restaurant in the 1950's when it was uncommon for a woman to run a business, especially as a single woman in her twenties, born to Italian immigrants who didn't speak English. Despite the challenges, Mary succeeded in establishing a thriving 250-seat restaurant that lasted for 48 years and gained widespread recognition. Paula carries on the legacy of female entrepreneurship with her two online businesses, PaulaandChlo.com an online women's apparel and accessory boutique and ekuBOX.com a luxury gift box company.
The Benefits of Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
By supporting women entrepreneurs, we not only promote diversity in business but also help to build stronger communities. Women-owned businesses have been shown to have a positive impact on local economies, creating jobs and supporting other businesses. They also have a unique perspective and approach to business, often bringing new and innovative ideas to the table.
At ekuBOX, we believe in creating a more equitable world through our support of women entrepreneurs. We are proud to be part of a growing movement of businesses committed to promoting gender equality and diversity in business.
On this International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of women across the world in social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. We also recognize the challenges and obstacles that women still face today. At ekuBOX, we remain committed to celebrating and empowering women every day by featuring products made by women entrepreneurs in our curated gift boxes.