The potential of women to foster growth at a time when our global economy is struggling is gaining traction in many quarters.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on a recent trip to Asia: “By increasing women’s participation in the economy and enhancing their efficiency and productivity, we can have a dramatic impact on the competitiveness and growth of our economies.”

A number of organizations have been studying how more women entrepreneurs translate into growth, welfare, and better outcomes for children.

For example, in a September 2011 Kauffman Foundation report, author Lesa Mitchell wrote that in the U.S. women capable of starting growth companies “may well be our greatest under-utilized economic resource.” The United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and Quantam Leap have researched the untapped potential of women.

To put all this data in perspective, we put togther a short video which we call WHY?, on the potential of women entrepreneurs to kick start growth and improve quality of life. You can click on “The Facts” to see the sourced data.