WBENC Certified: Bigelow Tea's Commitment to Women-Led Excellence

Cindi Bigelow President and CEO of a WBENC company

Bigelow Tea has been certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), officially recognizing the company as a woman-owned and operated business in the United States. This is more than just a certificate for us, for it's a celebration of our history and the Bigelow family.

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 the #1 tea company in the U.S.A. The company's core values of care, compassion and drive are the cornerstone of Bigelow Tea’s success and corporate culture. For eighty years, the family’s guiding principles have never wavered and align 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 far 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 twenty years,” said third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow. “Receiving the WBENC certification is something I take seriously as I continue to operate the organization in the way my family has guided me to, as an ethical business that looks after people and the community, always with a focus on doing the right thing while leading with care, compassion and drive.”

Join us as we celebrate this new chapter in our story. Pour yourself a cup and together let's honor the past, savor the present, and anticipate a future steeped in excellence. Cheers to legacy!