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Criteria for Inclusion



1.1 That are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women.
1.2 Whose workforce is a minimum of 50% women workers, or works with women community groups or indigenous women, with option of growing this percentage through the years under the Platform.
1.3 May have an existing brand and with an established business in the production, retail and/or export of one or several products specific to Great Women brand’s core product groups concerned.
1.4 Must be willing to invest in and cover for the additional costs of packaging and visual branding materials as agreed upon for product lines.
1.5 Must be willing to put aside capital (a) to carve out a small new collection and brand from the existing and/or new product lines to be developed as well as (b) to align as necessary the current and new product lines with the development and marketing directions and processes set under the GWB.
1.6 Must be willing to be integrated as part of a supply chain member for GWB Initial product lines which are the following:

  1. Home (textile and décor)
  2. Apparel
  3. Ladies Accessories
  4. Food and Commodities
  5. Health+Wellness Products
  6. Home (textile and decor)
    1. Apparel
    2. Ladies’ Accessories
    3. Food and Commodities
    4. Health + Wellness Products

    1.7 Have an enterprise whose products already have an existing national market.
    1.8 Pluses include: knowledge and experience in export and international markets and/or having an existing export market available to include into the GWAI, and which they can lead market access strategies and directions for other GWB products.
    1.9 Must be willing to study and apply the benchmarks and metrics involved in the sourcing, production and marketing processes (e.g., the specified volume of (women) jobs generated and the employment conditions in the process of creating the products and supply linkages for the Collection.

          2.1 Woman business owner, with a registered enterprise in their country who has expressed commitment to participate and support the brand and its gender advocacy.
          2.2 Woman business owner with the experience in the supply chain business relationships as follows:
          (i) Vertical: retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and raw materials suppliers
          (ii) Horizontal: Parallel Business arrangements between groups, enterprises, associations, cooperatives that occupy similar or “parallel” positions in the supply chain
          (iii) Full Collaboration: business arrangements occupying both vertical and parallel positions (e.g. Consortium of carriers and logistics operators with their supplier clients).
          (iv) Transactional: arms-length transactions with limited commitment.
          (v) Collaborative: with a network of business organizations that can leverage on each others strengths operationally, cooperating to drive better short term outcomes and long term horizon results.
        (vi) Strategic: synergistic long term engagements and commitments between supply chain partners willing to adapt/modify their business objectives & practices to help each other achieve shared long term goals and desired outcomes.

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