Women are making huge strides in small business ownership as shown in our latest infographic.

The U.S. has 11.3 million woman-owned businesses which:

  • Support nearly 9 million jobs
  • Generate annual revenues of $1.6 trillion

Women are majority owners of 38% of American businesses…up from 29% in 2007.

Women are starting businesses 5 times faster than the national average.

Nearly 8 in 10 of woman-owned businesses launched in the last nine years were started by a woman of color.

Since 2007, woman-owned businesses are:

  • Up 35% in revenues
  • Up 18% in employment

States with the highest percentage of woman-owned firms:

  • Washington, D.C.: 45.2%
  • Georgia: 41.1%
  • Maryland: 40.1%
  • New Mexico: 40.1%
  • Illinois: 39%

Industries with the highest percentage of woman-owned firms:

  • Healthcare/social services: 64.6%
  • Educational services: 56.9%
  • Other services: 52%
  • Administrative and support: 47.1%
  • Retail: 41.8%

Women in Business Infographic

Infographic: Women in Small Business