Thursday, April 16, 2015
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?
Sunday, February 15, 2015
For more than 100 years, fashion models have created controversy because of the image they portray to vulnerable young girls and the rest of the population. Their bodies have become thinner and thinner, sending the message that in order to be fashionable, you must be skinny. One fashion designer has taken fashion modeling back to reality by featuring real women, not models.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
One way that small businesses can really take their enterprises to the next level is to land a government business contract. It's where the big money is, but it is very hard for small businesses to obtain, especially those owned by women and minorities. But NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has their backs with money and programs that will help women- and minority-owned businesses get city contracts.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The business world is changing, and women entrepreneurs are the ones who are changing it. After years of struggling to earn equal pay for equal jobs, more and more women are starting their own companies and calling the shots. They are launching their own businesses at a rate that is twice those of men. However, they continue to struggle with issues like capital and business growth.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
A new Women's Business Center has just opened in the state of Delaware. The center is located in the Community Services Building in Wilmington, Delaware. Local entrepreneurs and supporters of small businesses attended the grand opening. The center is very important to them.
Friday, January 30, 2015
In spite of what many people might think, women's brains are not hard-wired only to perform certain functions. Gender difference does not mean that female brains are any less capable of grasping concepts like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But these stereotypes have been part of society for many years and are nothing but myths.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Whether it's referred to as wage gap, income disparity, or female-to-male earnings ratio, it all means the same thing. It's the difference between what women earn compared to men for the same job. When you're talking about wage gaps, just remember that smaller is better. Usually.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity at Facebook Headquarters|
It's becoming a well-known fact that diversity is lacking in technology companies. Even at Facebook, minorities are underrepresented, with only 2 percent blacks, 4 percent Hispanic, and a third women. Facebook recognized they had a problem and hired Maxine Williams to fix it.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Even though women either own or manage 30 percent of businesses, they own only 5 percent of the largest organizations, according to a new report released by the United Nations. If nothing changes, the report estimated it would take up to 200 years for women to catch up and establish equality with men.