American Express says those 8.6 million firms are generating more than $1.3 TRILLION in revenue and employing nearly 7.8 million people.
Although the number of women-owned businesses continues to grow, the report said, they employ only 6 percent of the nation's workforce and generate just under 4 percent of business revenue, about the same as in 1997.
If I were doing their PR, I'd point out that the amount of money they have on their books
has louder volume than a passel of male-dominated companies.
Conclusion I draw is that women have juggled home expenses to give them practice for dealing in larger numbers. Women don't advertise that they own companies. Their product lines and employment numbers make louder noise than the tom-toms of a PR press release. Their motives have relatively nothing to do with self-aggrandizement.