Established in 2020, Pluie is modernizing the outdated public restroom changing table experience with the world’s first and only self-sanitizing table, powered by a patented UV-C light system. Pluie is proudly female-founded and operated by Founder and CEO Addie Gundry and Co-Founder and COO Brittany Hizer. Pluie is made in the USA, headquartered in Chicago, and was named to Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas list and TIME Magazine Best Inventions of 2021. Founder Addie Gundry was named by Inc. Magazine as a Top Female Founder to Watch.
Pluie Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council￼June 2, 2022
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – 6/1/2022 – Pluie, the first and only self-sanitizing diaper changing tables for public restrooms, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
“As the founder of Pluie, I am proud to build a business that is owned and operated by women,” says Pluie founder and CEO Addie Gundry. “We are a business that speaks to health and safety and as we grow Pluie we remain passionate about supporting other female founders.”
The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Midwest Women’s Business Council Development Center is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s businesses development and the leading third-party certified of business owned and operated by women, with more than 17,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 350 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC certification.
For more information, visit www.wbenc.org