Women entrepreneurs understand the power of impact

Several recent studies support the notion that you can create greater economic and social value by investing in women entrepreneurs. A recent analysis from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative shows that women entrepreneurs participating in the program from 43 developing countries not only dramatically expanded their businesses, but importantly, eighty-seven percent of participants went on to mentor other women entrepreneurs in their communities. Other research supports the Goldman Sachs findings, that successful women entrepreneurs understand the power of giving back. Another recent study found that women are likely to invest 90 cents of every dollar they earn in supporting their family’s and their community’s education, health and nutrition, compared to 30 or 40 cents for men. Women entrepreneurs appreciate the impact they can make by investing in their communities and their families using the profits from their businesses.