General Questions

How does a directory of woman-owned businesses help achieve gender equality and tackle the gender pay gap?

Women-Conscious Consumerism is an underutilized game-changer. When we, as consumers, spend our hard-earned money with women-owned businesses, we allow them to pay themselves their full worth, – same for their employees! We help them grow, reinvest in their product or service, and invest in their community. When money flows through the hands of the status quo and the people in power, it never flows to women equally. You can help change that, Invest, Spend, philanthropically Give more directly with women.

Is this just for women?

Nope! If you believe in equality on every level, you'll want to be here. And, we want you here too.

We use the words "female" and "women" frequently because we are calling out the inequity for women at the highest levels of leadership in business, in securing funding, and in the gender pay gap. Please know these same inequities apply to our non-binary friends — non-binary owners and consumers are always welcome at MAIA.


Women-Owned Businesses

How much does it cost to register my woman-owned business?

It's free. Claim your listing and tell your HerStory - this is how customers search and find you!

We'll call you a MAIA Maven and your listing will get returned first in search results, it lets you upload a photo to really stand out from the other listings, it has an entire business detail page that's all keyword searchable to help consumers find you easily when searching for your product or service. You can also select inclusive diversity filters and highlight certifications that you have for your business.

What does a MAIA Maven listing look like?

Glad you asked! To get an idea of what MAIA Maven listings will look like in the search results, check out the visual below. MAIA Maven listings appear first in the search results and give you the ability to customize your information for consumers. You’ll have the ability to include keywords so that consumers can find your products or services quickly and easily through search. You'll also be able to include a photo and full page description. We are committed to making this an affordable and lucrative marketing channel for your business. Sign up today!

MAIA MAIA Maven Listing Example

What's your definition of "woman-owned business"?

We define a woman-owned business as a female or non-binary individual owning 50% or more of the business. We are focused on gender equality at the highest levels of leadership so that women's perspectives are present in the product, the service and/or the solutions, to us that means a minimum of 50%.

Will I be notified before my MAIA Maven membership renews?

Yes, you will receive an email seven days before your annual membership renewal. You can always cancel.

How can I partner or advertise with MAIA?

Send us an email! We'd love to hear your thoughts on how we can work together.