Date Added: Oct 2010
Women entrepreneurs (just by their sheer existence) are powerful role models. It's hard to believe that it wasn't until 1974 that a woman could even get a loan in her own name to start a business. And 35 years later, 40 percent of the nation's businesses are owned by women. One has the opportunity to inspire women and girls everywhere to pursue an amazing career path in entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, you have built your own business model, and you can set an example for others to follow. Many women have started "Mission-led" businesses and are creating the work environments that they find fulfilling.