Women in Business Month2021-10-05T16:46:20-04:00

#WomenInBiz Month

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.

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.

2021 WIB Stories

#WomeninBiz Soundtrack

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!

2021 WIB Playlist

WIB Quick Fact 1

Women earn $0.82 for every $1.00 a man earns.

WIB Quick Fact 1

“According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, in 2020, women’s annual earnings were 82.3% of men’s, and the gap is even wider for many women of color.”

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WIB Quick Fact 2

The US has 12.3 million women-owned businesses.

WIB Quick Fact 2

“According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, there are a total of 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the US…there were only 402,000 women-owned businesses in 1972.”

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WIB Quick Fact 3

5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color

WIB Quick Fact 3

According to stats from the American Express OPEN ‘The State of Women-Owned Businesses 2019,’ “5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S. These firms employ 2.1 million people and generate $361 billion in revenues annually.”

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Thank you to our Women in Business Month Sponsor

Business West