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Beth Tully image Women Entrepreneurs are Drivers of Economic Growth

CWB is building a network of women entrepreneurs to encourage peer-to-peer mentoring, education, and personal growth.

Women-owned businesses are thriving as important economic contributors in the U.S. and abroad. Over the past 17 years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at a rate that exceeds the national average—one and a half times the national, according to the American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report for 2014.

The OPEN Report shows that women start businesses in all kinds of industries. But women-owned businesses face challenges: as these firms grow larger they tend to start to fall behind in terms of growth and progress.

Building one's network is especially important for women entrepreneurs. To that end, they look to other women business owners as mentors.

CWB is committed to supporting entrepreneurship, with events and online resources, and by sharing the stories of successful women entrepreneurs.