In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council has released a report under their Access to Capital pillar titled Understanding the Landscape: Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs.
The first of four reports released from the Council’s inter-agency agreement with the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, synthesizes peer-reviewed literature published between 2010 and 2017 to develop a holistic understanding of the literature conducted on women’s entrepreneurship and capital. It also identifies future areas of investigation and gaps in literature for interested researchers.
NWBC’s latest report, Veteran Women & Business: A Data Resource, develops a profile of veteran women-owned firms through an analysis of the U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons and the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.
NWBC’s latest report, Necessity as a Driver of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Her Stories, explores and expands upon NWBC’s July report on necessity as a driver of women’s entrepreneurship in the United States.
This executive summary offers a synopsis of our report, Hispanic Women Entrepreneurship: Understanding Diversity Among Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs. For the full report, please refer to it on our website here under “Issues & Research”.
It was estimated that there were 1.9 million Hispanic women-owned firms in the United States in 2016, employing 550,400 workers and generating $97 billion in revenues. The number of Hispanic women entrepreneurs grew at a faster rate than any other group – 137 percent between 2007 and 2016.  With the United States Census Bureau projecting the number of Hispanic women to nearly double by 2050 and for Hispanic people to become the number-one minority group in the United States, the growth rate in the number of Hispanic women-owned businesses is expected to continue to surge.
Commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council and prepared by Premier Quantitative Consulting, Inc., Millennial Women: The Future of Entrepreneurship in America examines the millennial entrepreneurial population, specifically focusing on women, through three key parts: a discussion of current themes surrounding millennial entrepreneurs, an analysis of data to develop a profile of the millennial entrepreneur, as well as recommendations for future areas of investigation.
This research was commissioned by The National Women Business Council (NWBC) and prepared by A2F Consulting LLC to explore the distinct relationship between crowdfunding and women entrepreneurship, and develop a deeper understanding of crowdfunding as capital source. The research aims to: i) identify and document available demographic and other descriptive quantitative information on crowdfunding, including equity crowdfunding; ii) identify gender differences in crowdfunding in terms of industry, goals, investors, platforms used, and success; iii) document existing policies that may support or hinder women’s participation in crowdfunding campaigns; iv) provide additional information and guidance to women entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital through crowdfunding; and v) provide policy recommendations for supporting women entrepreneurs.
Women-owned businesses are a significant and growing but underrepresented segment of the U.S. economy. In order for the United States, and its various regions, to reach full economic potential, policymakers need to be able to assess the mechanisms throughout their local economies that support women entrepreneurs and to effectively coordinate the variety of stakeholders that share the same goal.
Women entrepreneurs are a vital component to the U.S. economy, as they are responsible for the creation of both new businesses and jobs. However, despite the rapid increase in number of women-owned firms in recent years, women-owned businesses face significant barriers to growth, including limited access to capital and networks.
Commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council and prepared by BD2,LLC and RTI International, On the Commercialization Path: Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Outputs among Women in Stem presents an examination of innovation among women in STEM fields by identifying gaps in their entrepreneurial outcomes and highlighting future opportunities for policy improvements.