Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 27, 2008
Women have long been underrepresented in the business arena and in leadership jobs. According to a recent Associated Press article, more than half of all Fortune 500 companies in 2006 had fewer than three women corporate officers. In addition, women held only 6.4 percent of the top earning job positions. That same article revealed that "women's progress in getting the top jobs in American business is so slow that at the current rate they are becoming corporate officers, it would take 40 years before women catch up with men."
While many organizations are encouraging women to fight for their workplace rights, BusinessWomen.org is encouraging women to do something different: start their own businesses.
The new Web site, which is produced by the National Association of Business Women and Moms (NABWM) states: "Women are left with two choices: They can either wait 40 years, or they can take the initiative now to start their own business and gain control over the situation."
Emphasizing that there are already 10.4 million businesses in the United States owned by women, NABWM encourages women to use their web site as a resource, and as a mythbuster for false information circulating that women and business do not mix. They can also access a free home business kit available only to women.
For more details, interested ones should visit http://www.businesswomen.org.