“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
On Monday, November 19, 2018, you're invited to join me and countless other women at a leadership summit celebrating women in business at Women's Entrepreneurship Day, a conference built just for you.
On this day, you will be inspired, equipped and changed. And you'll be in good company.
Women now make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States - the highest percentage since 1996, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.
The challenge is that we still are significantly under capitalized and the majority don't have more than a few employees. Only 3 percent of women-owned firms in the U.S. have "high economic impact," generating $500,000 or more in revenue, compared to 9 percent of male-owned firms, according to the 2016 State of Women Owned Businesses Report.
There are plenty of reasons why beginning with capital.
- Men start their businesses with six times as much capital as women do, according to the most recent National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Annual Report.
- And yet, one analysis by Quantopian hedge-fund researcher Karen Rubin showed that women CEOs outperform peers three to one in the S&P 500, further developing the conversation over women driving top financial returns.
- Businesses with a woman on the executive team are more likely to have significantly higher valuations at Series A--as in, 64 percent higher.
WEDWisconsin aims to empower, celebrate, inspire and support women and girls in business and technology. The mission is to alleviate poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide. There is no question that my life's story has been different because I chose to start and grow a business.
More information can be found at www.wedwisconsin.org.
Be part of something bigger than yourself and see what's possible in your one and only amazing life. Register now!