Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Women conquering the business world  

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There has been a significant rise in the amount of businesses that are owned by women.

According to the Center for Women's Business Research, as of 2006, there were 7.7 million firms either owned by women, or in which women held the majority share. They account for 29.7 percent of all businesses in the U.S., a rise of 42.3 percent since 1997. Not only are such businesses good for women, they're good for the economy, generating 1.1 trillion in annual sales and employing 7.2 million people nationwide.
Wow, that's fantastic. I really respect someone who can open up their own business. My first job was working in this shop in my town that was owned by a woman named Sarah. Her shop was small, but she has managed to keep it open since the 80s. Props to the women who can kick ass in the business world, and thanks to them for helping the economy (God knows we need it).


Full article here.


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1 comments: to “ Women conquering the business world


  • March 18, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

    Hi,

    Excellent post. As a woman who runs her own wine business I have found it quite a challenge in a male dominated world. Thank God for Jancis Robinson (the UK's top wine critic)! It's hard to be taken seriously as most men think that you automatically like sweet whites and roses and don't know the difference between Bordeaux and Burgundy. Sigh!

    Here's to making a difference!

    Cheers
    Sue