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Breaking the Glass Ceiling or Women in Busine

$37.7 million

$85.8 million

SAFRA ADA CATZ, CFO of Oracle

JOHN S.CHEN CEO of Blackberry

More Women Attend College

1960

2012

39%

57%

Percentage of Women Holding the Leading Positions

Women Attending for Full MBA in 2011

Yale

Harvard

Stanford

Highest Paid CEO's in 2011

Facts Sheet About Women in Business

-Women-owned businesses in the United States have proven that they are more successful; more than 40% have been in business for 12 years or more

-Compared to other working women, self-employed women are older, better educated, and have more managerial experience

-Women are 51% of the U.S. population, and according to the SBA, they owned at least 50% of all small businesses in 2008

-Women own 66% of the home-based businesses in the country

-In 1980, there were no women in the top executive ranks go the Fortune 100; by 2001, 11 percent of those corporate leaders were women

-According to Dun and Bradstreet , women-owned businesses are financially sound and credit-worthy, and their risk of failure is lower than average

-The percentage of women on all U.S. corporate boards has been stuck in the 12.1 percent to 12.3 percent range over the past decade

Types of Businesses Women Own

Female Patent Holders

Percentage of commercial patents held by women compared to men

Percentage of all patents granted that were received by women