February 8, 2010 |
Dear Karen: I'm a female sole practitioner in the service sector. Do I qualify as a minority small-business owner? Answer: As a sole practitioner, you qualify as a small-business owner under the guidelines of the Small Business Administration. Women-owned businesses are not considered minority-owned, but there are significant financing assistance programs and contracting advantages for certified women-owned businesses. Many resources exist to aid women business owners, such as the SBA's Women's Business Centers, www.sba.
December 25, 2006 |
A recent breakfast at the New York Athletic Club celebrating the charitable work of Dress for Success provided the perfect opportunity to glimpse a variety of women in their ideal professional attire. The guests that weekday morning represented a range of industries: media, entertainment, insurance and banking. Almost everyone was wearing a blazer. Some wore traditional pantsuits and others wore skirts with coordinating jackets.
February 13, 2006 |
When Shahla Nawabi arrived in Kabul to visit her father in 2002, she intended to stay for three months. Now, more than three years later, she is part of an emerging class of female entrepreneurs launching businesses in a nation where women were banned from work and study only five years ago.
December 18, 2001 |
By 2002, more than a third of all women-owned firms in California will be owned by women of color, nearly twice the national average, a survey to be released today shows. California's 35% of minority-woman business ownership is up from 27% in 1996 and tops the national average of 20%. It's a higher proportion than any state except Hawaii, where 60% of the women-owned firms are owned by women of color, according to the Washington-based Center for Women's Business Research.
October 1, 2000 |
Women with graduate degrees from business schools say a lack of female role models discourages many other women from pursuing MBAs. Other significant obstacles include not enough encouragement by employers and the incompatibility of balancing work and family with their education, according to a survey conducted by the University of Michigan and Catalyst, a New York-based organization that promotes women in industry.
July 18, 2000 |
Only 2% of the money invested by venture capital firms goes to women-owned businesses, according to a survey released today by the National Foundation for Women Business Owners. About 38% of U.S. businesses are owned by women, yet women-owned firms represent only 9% of all institutional investment deals, the survey found. "Women business owners still tend to be invisible to venture capitalists," said Sharon Hadary, executive director of the nonprofit research firm in Washington.