A Message from Mary…
to Woman Business Owners and Corporations
My mission—and that of WomanBusinessOwner.com—is simple: To cultivate relationships between you—women business owners and corporations—so that you can share an abundance of business opportunities. Having focused exclusively on this objective for the past four years, I’ve learned a lot. And I want to share that knowledge with you—helping you grow your businesses by helping you work with each other.
FOR CORPORATIONS, I BRING YOU AN ABUNDANCE OF NEW REVENUE by showing you how to tap into the fastest growing B2B market in the country—women-owned businesses. I serve as your guide to understanding the women who own these enterprises…looking at everything from what makes them tick to what makes them buy.
FOR WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS, I BRING YOU AN ABUNDANCE OF NEW REVENUE by helping you gain entry into the many Fortune 1000 companies that are seeking to do business with you. I’ll be your advisor as you navigate their often complex corporate purchasing channels and work side-by-side with you in developing the best plan to get your share of these lucrative strategic accounts.
It’s an exciting journey for all of us…so, let’s get started!
Women-owned businesses represent $3 trillion in purchasing power and are the world's fastest growing market. Mary Cantando, a nationally-recognized expert in this booming field, engages corporate audiences with insight about how they can successfully compete for their share of this market. She also speaks to groups of women business owners throughout the country, sharing strategies for gaining lucrative strategic accounts.
A featured speaker at national and international events, Mary also serves as an advisor to forward-thinking firms across North America. She has appeared on CBS and NPR television, and is a frequent media source for the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company Magazine, Enterprising Women Magazine, Selling Power and Entrepreneur Magazine. Additionally, Mary has enthralled audiences at the Royal Bank of Canada, Wachovia Bank, Merrill Lynch, Progress Energy, International Forum, NAWBO, Women Trading Globally, Women Presidents’ Organization, Michigan Women’s Business Council, Pan-Pacific Council, Executive Women International, etc.
Mary’s 12 years as an entrepreneurial executive, coupled with her six years of comprehensive research on women business owners, allow her to provide unique insight into this fast-growing market. She works tirelessly advising companies who want to expand their opportunities with women-owned businesses and consults regularly with entrepreneurial women who want to develop new, more profitable revenue streams. Her presentations deliver powerful information that provides immediate results for both of these target audiences.
Mary holds a seat on the National Board of the Women Presidents’ Organization, an association of women who own multimillion-dollar businesses. She is also a member of the prestigious National Women’s Forum, is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and is a member of Women Impacting Public Policy.
Mary’s new book, The Woman's Advantage: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Show You What it Takes to Grow Your Business, is available at all online and retail bookstores.