WomenACT: Our Power Unleashed Dear Friends: After a century of hard work, women are still struggling to achieve fair pay and advancement, family-friendly work environments, retirement security and business growth. But now, a transformative paradigm of opportunity has emerged. American women: • Hold the majority vote in America representing nearly 52% of registered votes • Own nearly 1/3rd of U.S. businesses, 17 million • Control two-thirds of all U.S. consumer spending • Comprise 46.9% of the U.S. labor force • Are the sole or primary source of income in 40% of all households with children To seize this moment of opportunity, focus our clout and finally push past the tipping point to real influence, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce has launched WomenACT. THE CONCEPT IS SIMPLE: By effectively focusing our leadership, political giving, votes and purchasing power — we will push past the tipping point and finally breakthrough the status quo. With women’s focused leadership at all levels of government and business, we will achieve: greater economic security, opportunity and advancement; family-friendly work environments; women-owned business growth; retirement security; equal rights; and human rights. Women-led. Progress for all. Step-up now and be part of WomenACT. Acting together, we WILL change the world. Women-Led. Progress for all.
Margot Dorfman, CEO U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
It’s our time to lead. Step-up today. WomenACT at uswcc.org/WomenACT uswcc.org | 888.418.7922 | 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
WomenACT: Focused Leadership WomenACT together to unleash our power and lead WomenACT to LEAD
▬► Women run for office
WomenACT to focus our ▬► Women elected to office VOTING & CONTRIBUTIONS supporting our values WomenACT to focus our ECONOMIC CLOUT
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▬► Women buy from women- ▬► WomensMarketplace.com owned firms, grow womenfriendly work environments
P Hold the majority vote (52%) P Control 2/3rds of consumer spending P Own 1/3 of U.S. businesses P Comprise 47% of the labor force P Are sole or primary source of income in 40% of households with children P Are largest economic force in the world
P Hold only 18.6% of U.S. House seats P Ran for only 39% of the House seats P Own 1/3rd of all businesses but secure only 3.9% of all revenues P Wage, workplace employment laws and childcare do not support our important role in American workforce
SOLUTION: Targeted, focused leadership By acting together to focus our leadership, voting and economic clout – women will breakthrough the status quo, consummate our long path to power and shape a better world for all. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is leading WomenACT to organize, focus and unleash our power. Join us; be part of this undeniable force for the future. Together, we will achieve positive, women-led progress for all.
USWCC.org/WomenACT uswcc.org | 888.418.7922 | 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
Women Have Reached the Tipping Point It’s time to focus our power and move from the influenced to the influencers.
WomenACT to Leverage Our VOTING Power
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Women Candidates, Voters & $$$
WomenACT to advance
our views and agenda by running for office, contributing and voting.
Women’s Policy Leadership
WomenACT to Leverage Our PURCHASING Power
p Women’s Purchasing Power
Women Consumers & Business Owners
WomenACT to purchase
from women-owned firms gaining financial strength and workplace influence.
Women’s Business Ownership
Women’s Business & Employer Leadership
When we focus our power, we shape the world. uswcc.org | 888.418.7922 | 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
FOCUSING OUR CLOUT Acting TOGETHER to focus our clout is transformational.
F O C U S
WomenACT To effectively leverage our clout, we must act together to FOCUS our activities. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce provides the organization and leadership required to bring women together for this purpose. As WomenACT together, we will breakthrough the status quo, consummate our long path to power and shape a better world for all. Join us; be part of this undeniable force for the future. Together, we will achieve positive, women-led progress for all.
Women-led. Progress for all.
I Vote for Women .com
Run – Give – Vote – Lead BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
WomensMarketplace .com Women-Owned Biz Mall
uswcc.org/WomenACT U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
It’s our time to lead. Step-up today. WomenACT at uswcc.org/WomenACT
uswcc.org | 888.418.7922 | 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
Published on Jan 12, 2014