Why We Exist
As the world’s ninth largest economy, we recognize that Texas’ size is both a challenge and an opportunity for woman-owned businesses.
Small businesses are a major engine of growth in the U.S. economy and specifically in Texas, where women are playing an increasingly large role in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Women in Texas account for almost half of Texas’ total workforce. The Lone Star State has one of the highest numbers of women-owned businesses in the country at 1.4 million. Women own 39% of businesses here.
Our voices and dollars matter.
As the rate of woman-owned businesses continues to grow in Texas, our success is CRITICAL to fueling continued growth and the creation of jobs in our communities.
We must address the challenges of capital, education and connectivity women-owned businesses in Texas face, especially for women of color which represent a larger % of the overall population and of small businesses and startups than in other states.