With the holiday season upon us it’s a great opportunity to start gender responsive sourcing and procuring. With something as simple as office gifts or party planning! If you are responsible for buying the company gifts and placing a bulk order, it might be nice to source from a woman owned or operated business, especially in your local area. Gift giving is an important tradition, and can be used to economically empower women with creative enterprises. The office party is also a great way to source from women owned businesses. If you are hosting it at a venue, like a bar or restaurant, look for one owned by a woman. If you are hosting it in the office, get you catering or decorating done by a woman. Take the opportunity of the holiday season to empower women in your supply chain, in a simple and effective way.