When it comes to business, women are making their marks, and they’re doing it at a pace that’s setting records. In fact, a recent report shows that women-owned or women majority-owned businesses grew at a rate twice that of all other U.S. firms between 1997 and 2006. And, according to that same report, the following statistics are known of these dominating firms:
- There were an estimated 10.4 million privately-held firms;
- This accounted for two in five (40.2%) of all businesses in the country; and
- These firms generated $1.9 trillion in annual sales and employed 12.8 million people nationwide.
A Struggle to Rise
Yet, even with this amazing accomplishment, the struggle to find their place within the business world has not been an easy one for women. For many years, women have been attempting to find their place in a once-all-man’s world. Currently, for example, women in mid-cap companies are not noticeably in positions of leadership. A recent story from Reuters, in fact, shows these firms to have women in top leadership positions only 4.5% of the time. The argument made by Georgetown business professor, Catherine Tinsley, who led the study, was that these issues still exist most likely because of discrimination or a lack of support for mothers with smaller children.
While the debate rages on about whether women’s issues and proverbial glass ceiling still exists, what any woman will tell you is that regardless of her position, it takes hard work, perseverance, and real determination to make a difference and stand out.
A Reason to Be Proud
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