21st Century Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship: Majority Report of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Women owned businesses now account for nearly 30 percent of all businesses in America. In the 21st Century, women entrepreneurs still face a glass ceiling. While, women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of businesses, and many succeed, women must overcome barriers their male competitors do not face. This report details those challenges in three specific areas: access to capital, access to federal contracting, and access to business counseling.