I wholeheartedly believe we are turning the page on women in business, and rather than rattling off some alarming statistics, I have some positive ones to share with you.
In the span of one year (2016), 163 million women started or ran new companies in 74 economies around the globe.
Women now own 36% of small businesses.
In the last 20 years, the number of businesses owned by women globally has increased by 114%.
Women own four out of ten businesses in the US.
Almost 90% of businesses owned by women generate no more than $100,000 yearly.
At the heart though we all play a part in a positive, well-balanced workplace.
It is amazing though to see women doing great things in business speaking from experience:
Moving to Australia over 25 years ago and starting a small tortilla business that had nothing but passion behind it, at the time – seemed like a pipedream.
Fast forward all these years and it’s safe to say that from a woman’s perspective, it does take grit, guts and determination to make it as a business leader.
However, I do believe things are slowly getting better.
Teamwork is what truly makes a business succeed. It’s not just the product, machinery used or branding. It’s who you are as a company and the passion you have for what you’re make and offer to the market. If the people coming to work love their job – the consumer will feel it.
On a final note, it’s important to remember to support each other now and into the future with everything we’ve got – no matter what our gender.
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