Funding for Women-Owned Businesses

Female entrepreneurship has been on a steady rise in the United States, with the number of women-owned businesses nearly doubling between 1997 and 2017. Today, almost 40 percent of the nation’s privately held companies are owned by women, and women launch an average of 1,000 businesses per day. Not only are women-owned businesses increasing at two and a half times the rate of all US businesses combined, but both the revenue growth and employment growth of women-owned businesses have also outpaced the national averages for all businesses. What’s more, startups founded by women are 20 percent more likely to be ...

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