I knew Annie was working on all of the files and documents to get Modern Metal certified as a Women’s Owned Small Business (WOSB), but I didn’t know what certification would truly mean to her, to me, and to Modern Metal as a whole. I have worked for many small businesses, some with a male leader or owner and others were female led. I love that I continue to work with other WOSB certified companies. But the proof is in the pudding. While obtaining a certification doesn’t mean everything (Heck, to some it may only matter for the bottom line…), embodying and living the values of being women-run, women-supported, and appreciating those women (and humans in general) can mean the world.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – There is something special about Modern Metal and Annie Kantor! I have felt like a member of the family since day one. (And it’s almost been a year!) Being a part of a small business means that you get to make immediate change and see the impact of your efforts and decisions. Annie has given me the autonomy to do just that – seek out new relationships, streamline production, and make sure our clients are taken care of. I love every moment of this women-run, women-supported team and appreciate the opportunity.
This certification matters to Modern Metal so much more than just the bottom line and competing for contracts. WOSB is more than four letters. The certification is more than a piece of paper. Look out! Because Modern Metal is a Women’s Owned Small Business! We can’t wait to get to know you.
Written by Jessica Willits, Project Manager
Photo by Arièle Bonte