From startups seeking investments to flourishing small businesses, the business landscape of Canadian business is changing as industries and population segments expand. At the forefront of this change are powerful and influential Canadian women entrepreneurs. Consider this single statistic: One out of every three Canadian entrepreneurs is a woman – incredible!
Women entrepreneurs are outpacing their male counterparts as seen in this infographic – Canadian Women in Business from Micro Business Perspectives By Vistaprint. Women entrepreneurs in Canada have grown by 23 percent since 2001 while male entrepreneurs have grown by only 14 percent. The infographic industry breakdown compares leading industries and shows what percentage is owned by women, what percentage is owned by men and what percentage is jointly owned. It’s clear that women entrepreneurs have prominently staked their claim in the food service and accommodations industry, which accounts for a quarter of the fields’ combined leadership. Right behind are the wholesale and retail industry which is 21% women owned and the professional services industry which is nearly equal at 20.9% women owned.
The numbers speak for themselves and expose a dynamic, emerging trend. These statistics not only show how Canadian women entrepreneurs are taking control in leading industries but how they are working harder and longer then ever before to climb their way straight to the top.
What are some of the traits women entrepreneurs posses that translate into successful business leadership? How do you think the stronger presence of women at the top tier of management will influence overall business structure and corporate roles? Or will it?
This article was written for Business 2 Community by Connor Brooke.
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Author: Connor Brooke
Connor is a Scottish financial expert, specialising in wealth management and equity investing. Based in Glasgow, Connor writes full-time for a wide selection of financial websites, whilst also providing startup consulting to small businesses. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Investment Fund Management, Connor has …