According to the 2012 U.S. Census’ Survey of Business Owners, there are 376, 506 women-owned businesses in Georgia. That’s an increase of 98,216 businesses from 2007.The city of Atlanta is ranked in the top 3 among the top 25 most populous metropolitan areas for its growth in number of women-owned businesses. There are 203,000 women-owned businesses in the metro-Atlanta area. The City of Atlanta spearheaded by Mayor Reed created the Women Entrepreneurs Initiative – a commitment to support the start and growth of women business owners and entrepreneurs. Atlanta’s story, especially for women entrepreneurs is truly unique which makes it the trailblazing city that it is today.