Traditional gender roles limit women’s opportunities to thrive in some industries. The U.S. government hopes to expand opportunities for female business owners and plan to award five percent of all government contracts to Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), in a strategic long term initiative to balance the inherited gender bias. A similar program of set-aside contracts exists for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
Rigorous selection criteria and assessment
A rigorous evaluation and certification assessment is managed by certifying body WEConnect International – the four criteria considered for WBE certification are ownership, management, control and independence. Businesses that meet the criteria are determined to be at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women.
June Medical is a women owned medical device company with a global reach, and already has multiple highly regarded accolades already to its name. Based in High Wycombe, UK, it continues to lead from the front by delivering medical innovations to address unmet surgical needs – adding lasting value to the medical community. The company’s Galaxy II single-use surgical retractor reduces the need for extra staff during surgery, and lowers the risk of patient-to-patient cross-contamination. The ground-breaking product has been well received by surgeons across the UK and internationally, and its widespread success has earned June Medical the prestigious Queen’s Award 2021.
“Pretty unique in MedTech”
Angela Spang, CEO and founder of June Medical, pioneered the Galaxy II range and is delighted with the honour the company has received. She commented: “I come from a background of strong female leaders with my mum and my grandmother both starting and running their own businesses. For me it was nothing special, but I appreciate it is fairly unique to be women founded, owned and led as a global medical device company. Representation matters and I hope this can inspire others.”
The WEConnect International Seal of Certification Process is open to businesses in 46 countries and you can find out more here: https://weconnectinternational.org/weconnect-international-certification/
To find out more about JUNE Medical, visit junemedical.com
About JUNE Medical Group
JUNE Medical Group is an award-winning medical device company with offices in the UK, USA and Sweden. JUNE Medical manufacture and sell medical devices around the world, with the flagship product being the innovative and popular Galaxy II self-retaining retractor with light attachment.