In 2012, women angel investors represented 21.8% of the angel market as compared to only 12.2% in the previous year, in the United States. The same report provides statistics that 16% of entrepreneurs seeking investment were women-owned ventures.
The idea of women investing in the business society is no longer a foreign concept. As women continue to:
- Become business savvy,
- Become finance literates,
- Pursue degrees in finance and business management;
- Learn how to make money and
- Become generally more empowered to take financial decisions and decisions about what they want to do with their money
The percentage of women that invest in setting up their own entrepreneurial ventures or in other businesses is on the rise!
Today you can see women investing in different business fields – from fashion and beauty products to media and information technology. In-fact there are many examples of strong and powerful women entrepreneurs that are market leaders today. Yang Lan, one of the leading woman entrepreneur is a Co-founder of Sun Media and has had the privilege to interview notable people such as Bill and Hillary Clinton. Everyone knows about Oprah Winfrey, founder and CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network. And would you be surprised to know that one of the leading smartphone brands HTC was also co-founded by a woman entrepreneur?
Today women have many options available to them to make their lives better, conquer traditional beliefs about the role of women in society and become empowered to take charge of their destiny.
My Money Smart for Small Business Alliance is a comprehensive training curriculum that can help you in making a smart investment towards establishing your own business. Alternatively, you can also benefit from my Money Smart – A Financial Education Program. Learn how women investing are reaping the benefits from their investments!