Women-owned businesses, 8.6
million strong and growing!
College is proud to be an advocate and supporter of women-owned businesses and
demonstrates this support by highlighting Gail Birks, President and CEO of CMA
Enterprises as our Supplier/Vendor of the Month.
to the Minority Business Development Agency, an agency of the U.S. Department
of Commerce, minority female-owned firms once again grew faster than all other
groups of firms in number of firms, gross receipts and employment. Jean Regan,
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TranzAct Technologies wrote,
between 1997 and 2013, the number of women-owned firms increased by 59%, a rate
1½ times the national average. That makes for 8.6 million women-owned businesses
in the United States which generate $1.3 trillion in total receipts.
Vanderveldt, entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell, is seeking to empower 1 billion
women by 2020. Development Dimensions International (DDI) conducted a
recent study and found companies that perform best financially have the
greatest number of women in leadership roles. It is quite apparent that
there is a strong and continuous trend to support and grow women-owned
businesses and leaders. Broward College has long been a pioneer of hiring
and promoting women into leadership roles!
If you would like to discuss how you can
increase your engagement and diversity spend with women-owned businesses,
please give me a call at (954) 201-7307.