|Grant winner Jerleen White (right), owner of JOEL Printing|
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
From 1997 to 2015, the number of companies in the U.S. owned by women increased by 74 percent, according to the 2015 American Express State of Women Owned Business Report. Among all the U.S. states, the three that have the slowest growth of women-owned businesses are Maine (36%), Kansas (32%), Iowa (27%), West Virginia (26%), and Alaska (14%).
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
|Sally Smith, CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings|
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
|Jennifer Bass, Owner of Essve Tech|
Friday, May 1, 2015
|Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer|
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Women-owned and women-led businesses across the country have until May 31, 2015, to apply for one of up to 10 grants from the Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program. For the past 12 years, the company has recognized women-owned companies that foster environmental and economic health in their communities.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
When it comes to businesses owned by women, it might be more appropriate to say "You have a long way to go, baby," rather than "You've come a long way, baby." (Josie and the Pussycats) Why? Because women still own less than 30 percent of all businesses in the U.S.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
|Liz Gutman and Jen King, Owners of Liddabit Sweets, Brooklyn, NY|
Thursday, April 16, 2015
It was President Obama who said, "When women succeed, America succeeds." So, why are women still earning only $.78 of every $1.00 that a man earns? According to a recent report released by the Institute Women's Policy Research, women in ALL 50 states are poorer than men -- that's right, this is the case in EVERY U.S. state!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Between 1997 and 2013, the number of businesses owned by women in the U.S. grew by 59 percent, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Female entrepreneurs generate more than $1.3 trillion in total revenues and are responsible for more than 8.6 million businesses in the U.S.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
What entrepreneur wouldn't want to reach that $1 million level in revenues! But only 2 percent of women who own their own businesses are able to reach it. On the other hand, companies owned by men are 3.5 times more likely to hit the $1 million mark. What's up with that??
Saturday, April 4, 2015
|Fran Pastore, CEO of Women's Business Development Council|
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A disturbing report has been released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The report shows that although progress has been made by women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the field of computer science is falling behind at alarming rates.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 3.5 million nurses employed in 2011. Of that number, 3.2 million or about 91 percent were female and 330,000 were male. So, it is safe to say that women dominate the nursing field. So, why do women nurses make only 91 cents for every dollar that male nurses earn?
Friday, March 27, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
A new program just launched in New York City called Women Entrepreneurs NYC (or WE NYC), has a goal to help 5,000 women from poor neighborhoods learn how to start their own business. The 3-year program targets women from poor communities in NYC who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Since 1997, The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has been supporting women's business development by certifying and facilitating development of women-owned businesses. Each year, the non-profit organization recognizes Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, and Marriott International is once again on the list.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
According to a Newsweek article, how you look matters when it comes to not only getting hired but earning more in the job market. And it affects both women and men, although particularly women.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Every year, American Express Open publishes a report called the State of Women-Owned Businesses. In 2014, that report showed there are 9 million businesses in the U.S. now owned by women, and their total annual revenues are topping $1.5 trillion each year.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Girl Scout cookies are an American tradition. Girl Scouts have been selling these boxes of delectable treats for almost 100 years. Who can resist these adorable little girls with their tantalizing boxes of Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos®, and Shortbread/Trefoils®? It's all cute on the outside, but Girl Scout cookie makers tell a very different story.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Overall, women today are making about 83 percent of what males make for the same job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is a general statistic; however, according to USA Today some jobs pay women much less. Some occupations even have the same pay gaps that existed in 1979!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Social media is dominating the way people talk to each other and share information. It can be a great way to share all kinds of information that might be helpful to other women. But it can be a dangerous place, too. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, 33 percent of all Internet-initiated sex crimes in 2010 involved social networking sites. How can women share information but protect themselves at the same time?