With the advancement in technology, medical discoveries and celebration of the rights of women, the world has seen how a change in perspective can promote freedom and empowerment. Indeed, the status of women in modern times is no longer limited. In recognition of International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at how the modern woman can be found blazing new paths in politics, health, sports, and business.
Women in the Business Sector
Recent statistics reveal that women in the business field are already a force to be reckoned with. In the United States alone, about 8.6 million women-owned businesses account for approximately $1.3 trillion in the economy.
Apart from already established businesses, newly created women-owned companies are continuously growing and gaining stability in their respective market. Numbers show that women-owned businesses with about $10 million or more in sales per annum have been increasing by 57% during the past decade.
Major Companies Owned by Women
The Women President’s Organization (WPO) identified the fifty fastest-growing women-owned or led businesses in North America. Just these fifty businesses alone have combined revenue of $3.2 billion in 2012 and provide employment to almost 650 people.
With more women drawing inspiration from fellow women visionaries and pioneers, and given the statistics and current growth rate of women-owned businesses, the trend is most likely to continue and even increase further in the years to come.
An ardent supporter of women in business is Instant One Media, a successful vinyl and laminate business owned and run by a woman. In support on International Women’s Day, keep on blazing new trails.