Women-Owned Printing in the Modern World

September 18, 2023

A women-owned business means that the majority of the company is owned by a woman or women. Women-owned businesses have become increasingly prevalent across the board.

In the last 20 years, there has been over a 100% increase in women-owned businesses!

Calitho is proud to contribute to this increase. We want to communicate to our clients not just about our services and capabilities, but our values and goals. Just as we seek standards for our sustainable practices, we want diversity in our management team.

Transparency between client and company has become more and more important. When looking for a business partnership, compatibility leads to better success. Understanding the variety of printing services is equally as valuable as knowing the team behind production. We provide a wide range of printing services such as offset, digital, large format, and packaging. But we also contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of women owned businesses. When looking for a printing company, you should inquire about their services, capabilities, and portfolio to meet your printing needs.

In California, as in many other regions of the United States, a business can be classified as women-owned based on certain criteria and certifications. The primary certification authority for women-owned businesses is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. There are also regional affiliates such as, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific (WBEC-Pacific). For Calitho to be recognized by the WBEC in California, we have, and continue to meet, the following criteria: majority ownership, management and control of both day-to-day operations and overall management and be an independent business.

To pursue certification as a women-owned business in California, you would typically need to apply. This was done through the appropriate certification organization by providing documents to support our eligibility.

Calitho is a commercial printer and visual communications company serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Let us help with your next printing project by requesting a quote today.