Women2Women is a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to engaging women across the country in a discussion about our shared concerns and goals. Together, we can build upon our local networks, help each other create real change in our communities, and work together to make sure leaders in Washington hear our voices.
Our events always start with a networking session and meet-and-greet because it is important that we work to empower each other to lead and succeed. In partnership with local businesses, entrepreneurs and community partners our panel discussions are made up of leading women in business and government. This is where we can talk frankly about the issues of the day what Washington can be doing better to address them. Because every issue is a woman’s issue.
There are over 11 million women owned firms in the U.S. that generate $2 trillion in annual sales. What was their share of venture capital funding in 2016?
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Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, but how much of our elected government is represented by women?
And that 19% is a record high.
Women have made amazing strides, but still lack representation at the executive level. How many women are in the top positions at Fortune 500 companies?
Just a little over four percent of C-Suite positions at the country's largest companies are held by women.
Participating in the Women2Women Tour was an awesome experience. As a small business owner it is important for me to always work to build my local network and to be a community leader. This tour gives us a chance to discuss the issues facing women in our community and across the country and learn about what Washington is doing to address our concerns.
It was exciting to learn about women in leadership directly from women who have become national and local leaders through different paths. The combination of women in politics and successful businesswomen provides the discussion with a unique perspective on the issues that we all face in one way or another.
According to the National Association for Women Business Owners, there are more than 11.6 million firms nationwide that are women-owned and those firms generate more than $2 trillion in annual sales.
But, according to Fortune, women received just over 2 percent of the venture capital funding in 2016. Similarly disappointing, in the United States there are more male CEO’s named John than there are female CEOs nationwide. Women make up more than half of our country’s population, but only 20% of our U.S. Congress is female.