We collected and analyzed the stories of 1,000 women business owners. Our key findings paint a picture of female entrepreneurship that's far bigger and far richer than the prevailing business culture would suggest.
Over 1,000 women business owners told us why they chose entrepreneurship. We examined their stories to better understand what drives them.
Women are debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is about building the next big thing and making millions. Their goals are more lofty — and arguably more difficult.
The nuts-and-bolts work of running a business preoccupies many women entrepreneurs. Are they thinking strategically enough soon enough to build the strongest, best companies they can?
When it comes to role models, the women entrepreneurs who took part in our 1,000 Stories campaign revere one key family member over all other influencers.
Businesses shut their doors for a variety of reasons, as some women in our 1,000 Stories project learned — the hard way.