There’s almost nothing more difficult than starting your own company. Add to that dealing with expectations linked to gender, race, and socioeconomic class, and it can feel like an impossible task. But for female entrepreneurs, the world is finally moving faster in some areas, and it’s happening largely because investors and support organizations are paying attention in the micro to get macro effects
Women-owned businesses have been the fastest growing segment in the American economy over the past two decades, adding more than a half a million jobs. By 2013, there were roughly 8.6 million women-owned businesses and that number continues to climb.