Women Owned Advertising Agency

SJI Associates has been in business for 27 years and counting. While our business has evolved in so many ways, a lot has remained the same, most notably: Bagel Mondays, our office-wide love of dogs, and our status as a women-owned business.  

For the longest time, I took our position for granted. But lately, reading about the current state of women-owned businesses, I began to realize the unique position we occupy. There are so many obstacles that women face when starting new ventures. Access to funding, mentors, and networking opportunities can be scarce, especially when businesses are in their infancy. But the tide is turning, due in part to the progressive work of organizations like the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Center for Women and Enterprise, and the International Women’s Forum. These organizations work to provide female leadership opportunities, access to funding and training programs, and the opportunity to network with other like-minded business owners.

With all this in mind, I am so excited to announce that, once again, we’ve been certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. This certification gives us the opportunity to work with other organizations that value equity and diversity, while serving as an advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. It provides a platform through which we can hold ourselves accountable for our own efforts to promote women in business, from our own employees to the women-owned businesses we work with on a daily basis.

We are so proud to be a part of this ever-growing movement of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Women have taken great strides in business, and will continue to do so as long as we work collectively to build each other up and support each other.