Every October, 1Berkshire honors Women in Business by shining the spotlight on business owners, organization leaders, and employees who identify as a woman throughout our region. This month is sponsored by BusinessWest.
Read About 1Berkshire Member #WomeninBiz
All 1Berkshire members who identify as a woman, are invited to share what they most enjoy and value about being #womeninbiz here in the Berkshires. Read some of their thoughts and stories by clicking the button.
Check out our #WomeninBiz playlist on Spotify, curated by the women of 1Berkshire. These upbeat tunes are full of get-it-done attitude and working women solidarity. Take a listen now!
WIB Quick Fact 1Women earn $0.83 for every $1.00 a man earns.
WIB Quick Fact 1
“Women of all races working full-time in the U.S. are paid 83 cents to every dollar earned by men, according to the AAUW. Equal Pay Day fell on March 15, the day that women have to work into 2022 to earn the same as their male counterparts did last year.”
WIB Quick Fact 2More than 11.6 million U.S. firms are owned by women.
WIB Quick Fact 2
“More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017.”
WIB Quick Fact 35.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color
WIB Quick Fact 3
“5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S.”