In an agenda full of business development-heavy topics like patents, “scale-ups,” and company structure, one panel at this week’s Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Conference turned its focus to women who have found success as entrepreneurs in the state.
Women in entrepreneurship is an issue that some analysts view as one of increasing significance — not just in terms of gender parity, but also in terms of the economy. One Kauffman Foundation report from 2014 framed the growth of women entrepreneurship as a key area that could boost economic growth in the U.S.
And increasingly, women represent a sizable chunk of startup activity in the U.S. Based on numbers from the Small Business Administration, 36 percent of businesses in the country are now majority-owned by women, more than ever before. Between 2007 and 2015, 38 percent of net new businesses — defined as the number of businesses created, minus those that folded — were women-owned. Read the full CapTimes story here.