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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Cobas

The Power of Supplier Diversity with Women and Minority-Owned Businesses in Print

The Power of Supplier Diversity with Women and Minority-Owned Businesses in Print

It brings me immense pleasure to share some exciting news with you all!

Recently, Hola Ink achieved a significant milestone that resonates deeply with our values and mission. We are now officially certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a women-owned business. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

But today, I'm not just here to celebrate our certification. I want to take a moment to reflect on why partnering with women and minority-owned businesses like ours is not just a choice, but a powerful statement in today's business landscape.

Why Choose Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

At Hola Ink, we believe that diversity is more than just a buzzword. It's a wellspring of creativity, innovation, and unique perspectives that fuel our industry. When you choose to partner with women and minority-owned businesses, you're opening the door to a world of fresh ideas and approaches.

These businesses often possess an entrepreneurial spirit that drives them to think outside the box. They understand the importance of going the extra mile, which reflects in the quality of their work. By collaborating with them, you gain access to a broader range of skills and talents that can elevate your projects.

Supporting Diversity in the Cruise and Hospitality Industry

While we celebrate our own achievement, we also acknowledge the need for greater diversity in our industry. Cruise and hospitality have been transformative in many ways, but there's still work to be done in terms of representation.

Gone should be the days of walking into a cruise industry tradeshow and having it be 90% white male. Our industry thrives on creating memorable experiences for a diverse range of guests. So, it's only fitting that our partners and suppliers mirror this diversity. By supporting women and minority-owned businesses, we're not just enriching our projects; we're strengthening our industry and empowering communities.

Hola Ink's Commitment to Diversity

Our WBENC certification is not just a piece of paper; it's a reflection of our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. We're proud to champion these values every day in our work. From crafting stunning cruise brochures to designing immersive hospitality experiences, we pour our hearts and souls into every project.

But it's not just about the work we do. It's also about the relationships we build. We understand the importance of fostering partnerships that are based on trust, respect, and shared values. When you collaborate with us, you're not just getting a service; you're entering a partnership deeply rooted in these principles.

Success Stories

I want to take a moment to share some success stories that highlight the benefits of partnering with women and minority-owned businesses. These are not just tales of projects completed; they're stories of collaboration, innovation, and shared triumphs. They are a testament to the incredible potential that exists when diverse minds come together.

How to Identify and Support Diversity

In this age of conscious consumerism, it's not just about what you produce; it's also about how you produce it. I encourage all businesses, both large and small, to identify and support diversity in their partnerships. Look for certifications like WBENC, and actively seek out diverse suppliers. It's not just a business strategy; it's a statement of your values.

Our WBENC certification is not just a milestone for Hola Ink; it's a milestone for diversity in the cruise and hospitality industry. We invite you to join us in this journey of celebrating diversity, and we welcome all like-minded businesses to reach out and explore the endless possibilities of collaboration.

Thank you for your unwavering support, trust, and belief in our craft. Here's to many more years of serving you.


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Our team has over 100 years of experience in the cruise industry working both shipboard and shoreside. If you want more information on our services, please reach out to us!

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