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How some women are working hard for the money.

This story appears in the February 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Could a little more estrogen in the VC mix bode well for ? According to the Center for Women's Research, women owned the majority share of 7.7 million firms in U.S. businesses in 2007, employing more than 7.1 million workers and generating $1.1 trillion in sales.

Yet received an average of only 4.6 percent of available VC funding between 1997 and 2004, according to the Center.

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