Women entrepreneurs have made a number of big strides in recent years. Since 1997, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 59 percent, according to an American Express OPEN report, and revenue generated by these companies has climbed 63 percent.
However, a little context shows there are still plenty of gains to be made. Despite the growth in revenue, women-owned businesses still contribute just under 4 percent of total business revenues in the U.S., which is about the same share they contributed in 1997.
With the graphic below, statistics company Statista takes a look at the growth of these companies in terms of their numbers, employment, and revenue.