It's imperative we support women in business to ensure that we continue to see a rise in female entrepreneurs today and well into the future.
These are unprecedented times for women in business to shine. Our potential is enormous and we’re only just beginning to realise the value of our contribution to the economy and to the social landscape.
Female entrepreneurs really do have something to rejoice about according to a recent ‘Forbes’ report, as the number of wealthy women in the U.S. is growing twice as fast as the number of wealthy men. 45% of American millionaires were women and it’s estimated that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth. However, we still have some work to do and you can help shatter the glass ceiling for female entrepreneurs by continuing to support women in business.
"Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks." - Sheryl Sandberg
When it comes to women starting a business, more so than men, it's usually the fear of not knowing where to start, feeling unsupported and the possibility of failure that kills the dream before it's even begun.
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" - Sheryl Sandberg
Therefore, we believe this impressive upswing of female entrepreneurs is largely due to the fact that women genuinely feel more supported. With support comes confidence, resulting in courage to take a risk. Women are now also reaching out more to others, asking for assistance and are beginning to appreciate the importance of networking; realising the bigger and more diverse their network, the bigger their support base and the more likely they are to excel in business.
"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeleine Albright
We all need a little inspiration from time-to-time to get those plans off the ground or to stay focused and keep going. Fortunately, there are so many brilliant business leaders today generously sharing their wealth of knowledge, business tips and advice to inspire us and keep us motivated on our journey, so make the most of any opportunity to learn something new from the experts.
"Girls compete with each other, women empower one another." - Unknown
This is an extraordinary time for women looking to get into business as there's a new sense of unity in the female entrepreneurial community, we really are learning how to work together. There are also many outstanding Women's Business Events and groups available offering exceptional support and relevant information, making them a great place for female entrepreneurs to start.
"One of the greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them a forum to shine." - Tory Burch
There's nothing static in the world of business. It's always changing and we're constantly learning new and better ways to do business. Let's face it, we all have different strengths and we can't be great at everything. So, let's work together, share our knowledge, support one another on the journey and everyone benefits.
"Her success is not your failure." - Unknown
There has never been a more exciting time for enterprising women to start and run their own businesses. In recognition of this trend, ed-it.co provides a vibrant source of inspiration, support and creative solutions for the growing number of women excelling in the business arena.
We are all in it together! We need to ensure that we create an environment where the entrepreneurial women of today and upcoming generation, feels supported and encouraged to take risks and live their dream. By sharing stories, exchanging information, mentoring, motivating and inspiring others, we all win.
"You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone." – Tina Fey
"I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you." - Oprah Winfrey
"The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." – Ayn Rand
"A girl should be two things; who and what she wants." - Coco Chanel
"Leadership belongs to those who take it." - Sheryl Sandberg
"Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso.
"She believed she could, so she did." - Unknown