We are excited to learn that the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is working on an extensive study, “Women’s Participation in Exporting,” which will:
Initiate the creation of a dataset similar to the data analyzed by Barbara Orser in her 2011 paper in the 2015 fiscal year. The SBA Office of Advocacy has expressed interest as well; together, the NWBC and the Office of Advocacy have opened discussions with Census about “contracting” this research to their office. A report analyzing the data would potentially commence in FY2016.
Together with NWBC, we know that encouraging women-owned, women-led firms to internationalize represents an economic development opportunity.
Without accurate information about the influence of gender, opportunities for growth and international trade may not realize their full potential, possibly leading to sub-optimal economic welfare.
We look forward to working with the NWBC to help make this project a success and will share with all of you progress updates as they become available.
Screenshot courtesy: Canadian Women Entrepreneurs, Research and Public Policy: A Review of Literature