Businessweek Online has an interesting look at female entrepreneurship in this country.
Women entrepreneurs are emerging as a major force in the U.S. economy. According to Marilyn Kourilsky, a professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and director of the Institute for the Study of Educational Entrepreneurship, 1 out of every 11 women is a business owner. Female-owned businesses account for almost half of all privately held firms, generating $2.3 trillion in annual sales. The number of women who express an interest in becoming entrepreneurs is also rising. Yet they're still regularly deterred from taking that path, says Kourilsky.
It sounds like whatever social deterrents are out there may be breaking down.