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"Compassion and truly caring about your clients — both traits in which women tend to excel — can be the foundation for building a successful business." Jan Dils, Founder
PARKERSBURG, WV, March 31, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Women's presence in the workplace has steadily increased over the years. Yet a gap still persists between women-owned businesses versus men.
With March being Women's History Month, as well as recently celebrating International Women's Day, we'd like to share a little good news. But first, a little background.
According to a recent study, West Virginia is the worst state for women-owned businesses (WOBs), according to U.S. Census data analyzed by Clarify Capital.
Clarify Capital ranked all 50 states based on a combination score of five variables: percentage of women-owned small businesses, women-to-men pay ratios, women unemployment rates, WOBs with $1 million or more in annual revenue, and women-owned companies per 10,000 residents in each state.
According to Clarify Capital, U.S. Census data from 2020 shows that West Virginia is the worst state for women's unemployment and WOBs per 10,000 residents. The state with the lowest women's unemployment rate is Minnesota, and the best state for WOBs per 10,000 residents is Colorado, according to the study.
Given these statistics, Jan Dils' achievement is quite remarkable. She is the founder of Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, the largest women-owned law firm in the U.S. with offices throughout West Virginia, including Parkersburg, Beckley, Charleston, Huntington and Logan, as well as an additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jan Dils began her practice as a sole proprietor in Parkersburg in 1994. The firm has since grown to 150 team members – 115 of whom are women – with 79 in West Virginia and remote members in 11 states.
The firm focuses on helping individuals obtain Social Security disability benefits through the Social Security Administration and Veterans' benefits through the Veterans Administration. The staff has decades of practical experience representing clients in Personal Injury and Disability benefits cases and receives additional training on the latest developments in the field. Staff attorneys and legal representatives are members of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. All are accredited by the federal government to handle Veterans' benefits cases.
The team members at the firm take special pride in helping people. Community and caring are two of their core values, and they host, sponsor and participate in events year-round — among them:
The Jan Dils Golden Apple Award, presented to outstanding teachers; Path to Success Scholarship for high school seniors, college and graduate students; and The Dependent College Scholarship for military members and their families; Freedom Fun Run 5K fundraiser for Veterans' organizations; Annual Veterans' Appreciation Spaghetti Dinner; We Have Your Six — an advocacy group supporting U.S. military Veterans; Operation Transportation, which helps Veterans in the Mid-Ohio Valley with their transportation needs; and The Jan Dils Scholarship for Veteran Recipients.
In addition to receiving the Golden Dog Tags Award for supporting Veterans, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, has been honored with listings in the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Who's Who, Super Lawyers, The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. In addition, the firm was recently chosen as one of the nation's 2023 Top Places to Work and has been voted The Best Legal Advice by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel in Parkersburg and by The Herald Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia, year after year. They were also awarded Best Law Firm of 2022 by the Marietta (Ohio) Times Readers Choice Awards.
In a world where women-owned businesses are still in the minority, Jan Dils has proven that compassion and truly caring about your clients — both traits in which women tend to excel — can be the foundation for building a successful business.
About Jan Dils Attorneys at Law
Attorney Jan DIls and her staff have helped thousands of individuals get the Social Security and Veterans Disability Benefits they deserve. As a highly rated personal injury attorney, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law have helped many individuals fight back against insurance companies so their clients can receive the compensation they deserve.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law has five offices in West Virginia, and one in Charlotte, NC, Jan Dils and her 150+ team have the knowledge and dedication to help individuals get the disability benefits and personal injury compensation they deserve. They Won't Take No For An Answer. Call today for a Free Consultation at #304.428.8900. You can also visit them online at www.jandils.com.
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