TO THE MARKET, an innovator in powering the ethical supply chain, is thrilled to announce its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
“Only a small percentage of contracts ultimately go to women-owned businesses, even in industries dominated by women in the workforce, such as retail,” said TO THE MARKET’s Chief Marketing Office, Cindy Jones-Nyland. Jane Mosbacher Morris, TO THE MARKET’s Chief Executive Officer, added that “the vast majority of garment workers are women and the majority of consumers are women, yet the leadership statistics remain very low within fashion and technology. TO THE MARKET is determined to help change that.”
Becoming WBENC Certified requires meeting an in-depth standard implemented by the Greater Women’s Business Council. It involves a detailed review of the business and site inspection to ensure the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
As a WBENC Certified and B Corp Certified sourcing and manufacturing company, TO THE MARKET is in a unique position to direct purchasing power toward the greater good. The high standards set forth by WBENC, B Corp, and TTM’s own company values provide the opportunity to bring a new level of transparency to global supply chain systems.
TO THE MARKET (TTM) was founded by Jane Mosbacher Morris with a vision of democratizing access to the global supply chain and providing makers around the world with the economic empowerment that comes from safe, dignified, fairly paid work. TO THE MARKET leverages their proprietary technology platform to provide a turnkey solution for ethical manufacturing, connecting brands to a syndicated network of ethical and sustainable suppliers vetted through TTM’s proprietary TRACE system. TO THE MARKET is on a mission to empower people, protect the planet, and promote better business. In 2020, Jane Mosbacher Morris was named one of 2020’s Heroes Of The Pandemic by Fortune Magazine for TO THE MARKET’s swift pivot to manufacturing PPE for healthcare workers.