Women in Business: Making a Difference

Women in Business: By the Numbers

More women than men attend college

  • 9.8 million women or 56% in 2013
  • 7.7 million men or 44% in 20131

Women in the workforce

  • 57% of all women are in the workforce
  • 70.8 % have a bachelor’s degree and higher
  • 61.8% have some college or an associate’s degree
  • 48.6% have a high school diploma
  • 31.9% have less than a high school diploma2

Women-owned U.S. businesses

  • More than 9.1 million firms are owned by women
  • Employ 7.9 million people
  • Generate $1.4 trillion in sales2
  • 4.2% have revenues of $1 million or more3
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