Four out of 10 business in the U.S. are now owned by women.
The total number of women-owned businesses (12.3 million!) has increased by 58% since 2007, while all businesses increased
Total employment by women-owned
businesses rose 21%, while for all businesses
it declined 0.8%.
Nearly half of women business owners are between the
ages of 45 and 65 (48%) and two thirds (67%) are 45 or
As of 2018, women of color account for 47% of all women owned
businesses, and grew by 164% since 2007. Over the past 11 years, women of color have been the driving force behind the growth of women-owned businesses.
Over the past 11 years, women of color have been the driving force behind the growth of women-owned businesses.
In the last year, 1,821 new women-owned business opened each day.
In 1972, women owned just 402,000 or 4.6 of businesses.
Women-owned businesses account for just 8% of the total private sector workforce and 4.3& of total revenues.
Half of all women-owned businesses
are concentrated in three industries: Services, hair and nail salons or pet care
Highest Economic Clout Growth Rate
South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Delaware,
North Dakota, Tennessee, Indiana,
Georgia, Iowa, Virginia
Over the course of nearly half a century, women have gone
from owning 4.6% to 40% of all businesses.
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