Bigelow Tea announced its recent certification by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), which confirms that Bigelow Tea is a woman-owned and operated small business in the United States.
Bigelow Tea, founded in 1945 by Ruth Campbell Bigelow, has a history of pioneering excellence in the tea industry. Today, through the leadership of third-generation president and CEO, Cindi Bigelow, the company is a leading tea company in the U.S. For 80 years, the family’s guiding principles have aligned with the mission of WBENC’s certification, which enables and supports growth and innovation for women-run organizations.
Over the past two decades, Cindi Bigelow, who succeeded her father David C. Bigelow in operating the family business, has continued to expand and transform the tea industry. Bigelow Tea has driven market expansion through product innovation, has cultivated national and global partnerships, and has adopted sustainable practices. Additionally, being a good corporate citizen continues to be a priority for the organization, showcasing a commitment to a purpose beyond making profits where the aim is to always do better.
“It has been a blessing and a privilege to run my family’s company for the last 20 years,” Cindi Bigelow said in the announcement. “Receiving the WBENC certification means I will continue to run the organization in the way my family has guided me, as an ethical business that cares for people and the community, always with a focus on leading with care, compassion and drive.”