Just last week, the Council headed South to Atlanta, GA for our August Public Meeting, entitled Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship. This public meeting highlighted the dynamism and immense growth of Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, specific to women entrepreneurs. Why Atlanta might you ask? Well, Atlanta, in particular has been ranked in the top 3 amongst the 25 most populous metropolitan areas for the growth of women-owned businesses. In the most recent Survey of Business Owners (2012), there are an estimated 376,506 women-owned enterprises in Georgia, make sure to look at the Georgia state fact sheet. Georgia leads the nation in such growth, particularly for black women entrepreneurs– a tremendous increase of 98,216 enterprises from 2007.