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Less than 1% of agencies are owned by women. UME is one of them.


UME is thrilled to share that we are now certified as a Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by The NYC Department of Small Business Services! This is a really exciting moment for us at UME. There are so few women owned, or even women-led, creative agencies in North America. About 5-11% of creative director positions are held by women. But less than 1% are owned by women. 

UME’s mission is to partner with innovators who are making our systems more inclusive and equitable — and we are humbled to be officially counted as one of them. 

Calling all NY-based women entrepreneurs! If you want to get certified, do it with The Business Outreach Center Network. Thanks to them, we survived the application process. It was long, and laborious, and would not have been possible (or at the very least, not nearly as seamless) without their support. Seriously. If you’re thinking of applying for your M/WBE, get in touch with BOCNet.

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