Women play a special role in our society. They are caregivers. They run households. They start businesses at a rate that has been on the rise in the .. Read more United States for the last two decades. From 1997 to 2017, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 114%. Even though the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, women business owners still face an uphill battle. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum projected that at the current rate of women’s progress, it would take 208 years to reach gender equality in the U.S. Now that the pandemic is here, how has it affected women? How do we collectively accelerate the momentum that women have started by opening their own businesses in order to change gender inequality? Join us as we begin to answer these questions in three segments that explore women, wealth, and entrepreneurship. Hear from researchers on The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 and learn the varied perspectives on women’s economic equality from a panel of leading women entrepreneurs as they discuss The Female Paradox.
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