The Opportunity Finance Network launched today at the 2016 Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting a CGI Commitment to Action to
promote entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for 250,000
women small business owners and small business owners of color through
Venturize, a free platform designed to give borrowers easy access to the
information they need to make good decisions for their small
According to a recently released study from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics—millennials--the much ballyhooed group of people born between
1980 and the early 2000s, are the fastest growing of entrepreneurs in
the country—a stat that makes some people grin and others grimace.
Female entrepreneurs are less likely to take a salary than their male
counterparts this year (42% of women vs. 57% of men), according to the
2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. Here, we talk to American Express Open’s Research Advisor about the Monitor in detail.
Last month, DiversityInc announced its 2016 Top 50 Companies for
Diversity list and the company in the No. 1 slot is healthcare company
Kaiser Permanente. And among the top ten most diverse
corporations in the country, women have achieved near parity when it
comes to their numbers in management and are also among the top earners.
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has
selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement
awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.