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3 Major Gains Women Entrepreneurs Have Made (Infographic)

There are more women-owned businesses than ever before. Here's a look at what these entrepreneurs have achieved in the last 15 years.
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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.


IMAGES: Getty Images, Statista
Last updated: Mar 7, 2014

LAURA MONTINI | Staff Writer

Laura Montini is a reporter at Inc. She previously covered health care technology for Health 2.0 News and has served as an associate editor at The Health Care Blog. She lives in San Francisco.




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