Women Entrepreneurs: Still a Long Way to Go, Baby Women-owned businesses may represent a big source of potential growth for the U.S. economy and jobs.
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Why support programs that help women entrepreneurs?
Consider that women entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of small-business owners. What's more, women own nearly a third of all businesses (29 percent), but they bring in only 4 percent of all U.S. revenue and 6 percent of all U.S. jobs, according to the second annual The State of Women-Owned Businesses report from American Express OPEN. That means there's a big opportunity for growth.
In an effort to spotlight the issues, OPEN is publishing a series of infographics. Below, we share the first. It's also creating conversation around the topic on social media by inviting people to complete this sentence on Twitter and Facebook:
I am #PoweringTomorrow by ____________.