Thursday, March 19, 2009

Womens Funding Network

Many of you have acquired wealth or aspire to, by creating value in an enterprise as a business owner, or executive, or elite professional. Some statistics from the US Department of Labor bear mentioning so that you get some perspective on just how far Women have come in their pursuit of Financial Independence:

  • Women account for over 48 percent of the wealth in the US
  • Almost half of all medical students are Women;
  • Over 35 percent of all MBA students are Women:
  • Nearly 48 percent of all law school students are Women
  • The number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the national average in the last two years:
  • The US Senate has 16 Women, and The House has 71 Women:
  • Women hold executive-level positions in 49 out of 50 state governments
The recent financial crisis has seen a slowdown in funding for small business, as well as large corporations, however there are resources available for women who are seeking funding and support. One of these that also has a socially responsible mission is the Womens Funding Network. Their upcoming conference at the end of April will bring together leaders from women’s funds and beyond to share innovative strategies for raising and managing resources, articulating impact and achieving lasting social return.

Whether you have been successful at running your own business, or a large corporation, make sure your personal Financial Goals fit into a broader Social Biography. Women are rising fast as leaders in Government and Corporate America. It has been an uphill battle, and there is still work to be done. Support each other in the fight. Change is coming - and now you have the statistics to prove it.

Until next post, continue to believe,achieve, receive. SDG - JBHIV

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