According to the 2017 Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight, an annual study of more than 1,000 small business owners, women entrepreneurs expect BIG cracks in the glass ceiling over the next 20 years, with a majority believing that women will match or exceed men in a number of areas, including but not limited to:
- 80% of female entrepreneurs foresee greater or equal representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields compared to men in STEM.
- 68% believe women will match or exceed men in executive leadership or C-suite role representation.
- 66% believe there will be more women-owned small businesses compared to those owned by men.
- 61% of women believe their wages will be equal to or greater than those of men.
The study also found that women small business owners have shown significant increases in optimism toward the economy improving in the year ahead – including confidence in their local economy, the national economy and the global economy (32 percent in 2017 vs. 16 percent in 2016).
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 9/6/17 on “How to Win the Trade Game With Export Finance,” and presented by Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance Manager, Northern California | International Trade Finance Manager-Western US US Small Business Administration – Office of International Trade | US Export Assistance Center (www.sba.gov/international). Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4753604763900421122.
Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.