For Immediate Release: September 27, 2018
Woman-owned Tech Company Reaches Major Milestone
Tucson-based Co-Op Web, Inc. celebrates their twenty-year anniversary
(Tucson, AZ) — Co-Op Web, Inc. (CWI), a Tucson-based business that provides social media management services, will celebrate twenty years in operation on October 1.
CWI is run and owned entirely by a team of seven women, rare for a tech company. Ana Lewis, the company’s founder, maintains a highly collaborative and supportive team dynamic, and encourages her team members to work in roles that are well suited for their individual talents.
“There is a magic about being surrounded by our sisters. We can be vulnerable, we can be real, we can ask for help and not be judged. Through our group software, we talk daily and someone is always here. I love working with women, and I am especially grateful to be surrounded by women daily,” said Lewis.
Lewis founded CWI in 1998. Before that, she was a dancewear designer, but became fascinated with computers and the web. A tour of her Internet service provider’s facility led to a job with the company, where she learned everything she could about the Internet. Next, Lewis ran the web department at another company before deciding to make it on her own. Fast forward to the present, and CWI has evolved from a website design and hosting company to focus on social media and web-based marketing. CWI’s current niche is catering to shopping centers and plazas, with clients all over the country.
As an early adopter, Lewis has always loved “tech toys and tools” and has an affinity for social media because she believes it can be a platform for inclusivity, while also connecting people online and off. Lewis practices yoga and meditation daily, and brings her real-life philosophies of gratitude and oneness into her business. This approach, coupled with her dedication to community, led Lewis to start Women on the Verge, a free community for women around the world to let their voices be heard, in 2009.
CWI’s clients currently include Loma Square in San Diego, Santee Trolley Square in Santee, CA, Mesa Riverview in Mesa, AZ and Gadabout SalonSpas in Tucson, AZ, among others. Past clients have included institutions such as Fox Restaurant Concepts, Triple Five Worldwide Group, Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
Co-Op Web, Inc. will be celebrating through the month of October on their blog and social media channels by sharing stories and insights from the last twenty years. Follow along at Co-OpWeb.com and their pages on Facebook and Twitter.