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Facts about Ohio Women in Business:

·         According to the World Population Review:

·         Women-owned firms make up 33.9% of all firms in Ohio

·         According to the Cincinnati Enquirer:

·         Ohio women experience a 23% pay gap as compared to men

·         According to Smart Business Akron/Canton:

Women entrepreneurs are leading the way in job growth as the quantity of female-owned startups outpaces those launched by men

Facts about Women in Business beyond Ohio:

·         According to Forbes:

·         Successful women are more likely than successful men to own a business to pursue a personal passion and to make a positive global impact (according to 2013 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth)

·         Women are 1.17 times more likely than men to create social ventures rather than only economic ventures, and 1.23 times more likely to pursue environmental ventures than economic-focused ventures (according to Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research)

“The overarching goal of WED Cleveland will be to help women entrepreneurs build successful businesses that also positively impact their communities, distinguishing WED from other entrepreneurial and leadership seminars.” -Lorraine Schuchart, Founder & CEO, Prosper for Purpose