To start a business, you come up with a great idea, get funding, and then work hard to achieve success.
However for some women, the road to entrepreneurship can be a little rockier. Though women own 36 percent of the businesses in the U.S., getting a company off the ground is often difficult. One key problem? Money. Only 19 percent of angel venture capital goes to women, which forces reliance on notoriously fickle banks.
But things are changing. From 1997 to 2013, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 59 percent. And here at Thrive Market we support that expansion, creating an entire shopping category of women-owned businesses. Whether you’re looking for fruit snacks or body butter, we’ve highlighted top-notch choices for any budget.
We’re also always on the lookout for great partners that believe in the same social missions we do. Since it's clear you care about supporting women, we've hooked you up with access to 23 thought-leaders including Feminine Power’s Claire Zammit, Arianna Huffington, Marianne Williamson, and Lisa Nichols. At the Women on the Edge of Evolution online conference, you'll have a front-row seat to important conversations about tackling the challenges and opportunities for empowered women nationwide—and it's completely free for Thrive Members!
The conference will cover four main themes designed to empower all women, regardless of their professional or personal goals:
- Vision (how women see the future of the world)
- Inspiration (powerful role models give advice)
- Impact (tools and strategies to make a difference)
- Community (connect with other gifted, heart-centered women)
Excited for your chance to learn from these amazing trailblazers? Register for the Women on the Edge of Evolution Conference now.
Illustration by Karley Koenig