Consider the positive economic impact that women-owned businesses are having on the country. The estimated 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States employ 7.7 million people. That’s an impressive number.
This week, as we share more results from American Express OPEN’s study The State of Women-Owned Businesses, we’d like to give a special nod to those companies in certain regions who have achieved outstanding growth. We’re taking a look at the “magnitude of the movement” in these regions. Women are having a seismic impact on our economy, creating jobs and driving innovation. It’s important for women to mentor and share ideas with each other, and also offer insight into overcoming business challenges; this is the recipe for success. That’s why this space and this dialogue are so important. We want to keep the focus on the progress these small businesses are making, so we can all continue to support businesses run by women.