A new report details the multiple hurdles that women face when starting their own businesses after becoming mothers.
The U. S. economy is $2 trillion larger now than it would have been if women hadn’t become a growing part of the workforce since the 1970s. That’s according to a recent report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). The report revealed how closing the gender wage gap could impact our economy even more. At the last Census count, women-owned businesses added $1.6 trillion in revenue. Imagine the impact to the economy then, if more mothers started their own businesses. But it’s not so simple.