Where Are The Riot Grrls?

In The Big Leagues

Women-owned firms have long suffered the stereotype of being small, boutique-type businesses and solo enterprises. But that's changing, according to figures from the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. Not only do women own 9.1 million firms in the United States and generate $3.6 trillion in annual sales, but they also employ 27.5 million people. That's a 320 percent jump in employment since 1987.

Contact Sources

Cybergrrl Inc., aps@cgim.com.

Hero Nutritional Products, www.yummibears.com.

Nationals Foundation for Women Business Owners, (301)495-4957.

Rock Solid Products Inc., www.rocksolidproducts.com.

Veena & Co., (301)230-2324, vee32@aol.com

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This article was originally published in the December 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Where Are The Riot Grrls?.

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