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April Numbers, Dollars, and Cents

April Numbers, Dollars, and Cents

  • There are a total of 41 women running businesses on the Fortune 500 list, an all-time high. 
  • Nationwide, 31.5% of all chief executive officers are women.  
  • There are 1.034 million women-owned businesses in the state of Florida.  
  • Women started 49% of new businesses in the US in 2021, up from 28% in 2019 
  • Women entrepreneurship is also growing around the world, but obstacles remain and men still outnumber women 3-1 when it comes to business ownership, according to the world economic forum 
  • Women were more likely than men to have a second job — 8.8% compared with 8.0%, respectively. The proportion of women in the labor force who had earned college degrees has nearly quadrupled since 1970. 
  • 70 percent of mothers with children under the age of 18 participate in the labor force.  
  • In addition, 75 percent of working mothers with children under age 18 work full-time. 
  • Over 120 women have been recognized as Fierce Award winners in Greater Gainesville since 2015! 

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