Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Call to Action to Help Women Business Owners

While the number of women-owned firms grows at a rate almost twice that of all businesses, women entrepreneurs lag behind in capital, contracting awards and their ability to access viable networks. Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, addressed these critical concerns at a roundtable on 9/9/08 - 20 years after the passage of the Women's Business Ownership Act.

Read more here.

Interested in learning more about The Center For Women's Business Research -- and donating to this worthwhile cause that supports all of us 10.4 million women entrepreneurs? Go here. Spread the word. Together, we can make a difference.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Laurel for urging your readers to support the Center for Women's Business Research.

Just for your readers -- here's the latest update on women-owned businesses -- released 9/12.

As of 2008, there are 10.1 million businesses 50% or more owned by a woman; employing 13 million people and generating nearly $2 trillion in revenues. 26% of all women business owners are women of color.

Between 1977 and 2002, the number of women-owned businesses skyrocketed by 824%. During the same period, the number of women-owned businesses with $1 million or more grew by 2,000%!

If you find these numbers compelling, please support our work!

Sharon Hadary, Executive Director, Center for Women's Business Research

Laurel Delaney said...

Dear Sharon,

You are most welcome. What you (and your staff) do through the Center for Women's Business Research is vital to the continued success of women-owned businesses.

Wishing you continued success,