|Dr. Marsha Firestone|
How are female business owners driving growth in the economy?
WPO members account for significant economic growth. They generate $19 billion in aggregate revenue and employ 145,000 people. Two out of every three new businesses being started today are by women. I call entrepreneurship the great equalizer. By owning their own companies, women have more power, more influence and can pay themselves more. By 2018 one third of all U.S. jobs will be generated by women-led businesses (source: Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute).Read the entire Q&A: Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization