This op-ed was written by Mastercard Senior Advisor Mercedes Garcia and Jen Earle, CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners, in recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month.
As we celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, we should be inspired by how far women entrepreneurs have come and be motivated to keep pressing ahead toward future success. Women entrepreneurs are a vital component to the economic landscape of our country. According to the SBA, more than 36% of small businesses in the United States are women-owned. Through advances made by women-owned and women-led companies the U.S. has seen major industry growth across a variety of sectors including health care, social services, and education.
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