Growth of Women-Owned Businesses Outpaces National Average
The need for education and networking among women business owners is greater than ever.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a 16 year period, 1997-2013, the number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased at a rate of 59%--1.5 times the national average. The more than 8.6 million U.S. women-owned businesses account for nearly 7.8 million jobs and over $1.3 trillion in revenue.1 Despite this astounding growth, women-led businesses still face a unique set of challenges.
WomanCon 2013 aims to address those challenges with real-life lessons and advice from successful female entrepreneurs and small business owners. The goal of the event is to build and grow a network of women business owners and industry leaders to share successes, failures and best practices learned along the way. Taking place at New York's CUNY Graduate Center on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:30AM ET, the event will feature expert keynotes and panel discussions from angel investors, venture capitalists, startup experts, journalists, PR and branding professionals including:
- Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network
- Julie Cottineau, Founder and CEO, BrandTwist
- Susan McPherson, SVP & Director of Global Marketing, Fenton
- Brett Savage-Simon, Senior Manager of Media Relations, PR Newswire
- JJ Ramberg, Host of MSNBC's Your Business
"Many times we don't tap in to the most valuable resource we have, which is our network and connections," says Laura Leites, Founder and Producer of WomanCon, Principal, L2 Event Production. "People will help you, you just have to ask."
To register for the event, click here: http://prn.to/womancon
An event sponsor, PR Newswire is offering members a discount using the code PRN50.
About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 59 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.
Manager, Marketing Communications
SOURCE PR Newswire Association LLC
More by this Source
Engaging Content Starts with a Great Headline
Dec 18, 2013, 13:52 ET
Ten Tactics to Market and Sell Your Audio Books
Dec 12, 2013, 12:18 ET
Resolutions Feature Package
Dec 18, 2013, 05:05 ET
Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.
Learn about PR Newswire services
Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.