Why We Advocate For Women Business Owners
Who speaks for millennial women better than millennial? It’s a trick question of course the answer is no one.
South Florida was named the best place in American for Entrepreneurs and yet minority women still make pennies on the dollar compared to men and non ethnic counterparts.
Female small business owners account for a small portion of business development in Florida, with a significant difference between minority business women. According to The 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, minority women are opening more businesses at a faster rate than any other demographic in Florida. The largest discrepancy being the ability for these businesses to expand their footprint and ultimately offer employment to other able-bodied citizens. Many of the small businesses in this emerging demographic have less than 5 employees. There is a growing disconnect with these women business owners and the resources available to them.
These resources are often limited to locations and times that unintentionally prohibit access, women 45 and younger deal with barriers to entry because of the way services are implemented to the public. As more millennials pursue entrepreneurship, there will be a growing need to provide a bridge between providers and beneficiaries.
Behind The Leaf serves this community by providing free workshops and paid conferences to expose women business owners to useful tools readily available to their non-minority and male counterparts. There are many strategies available to female small business owners but the lack of access, in the form of delivery and implementation, has become a common obstacle.
Our experience throughout the past three years has involved hosting over 44 live events and digital workshops. In those years, we have been able to reach over 5,000 women. Such events and workshops focus on female small business owners and their personal barriers of job entry because of the limited techniques used to educate them. From personal accounts, we have testimonies from women small business owners asking for more support in the format Behind The Leaf created.
There is a pattern of surprise that should not be due to the fact that many of the resources are free and often available online. Without additional support from this grant, we cannot keep up with demand.
If you believe in what we do here please join us as an underwriter by making a tax deductible donation here.
Your donation is used to give women dignity, Create role models, and support happy families. Women who can take care of themselves demand more from their communities. Statistics show a correlation between opportunities for women and a reduction in violence against women.
Behind The Leaf is finding through Flourish Media and donations from people like you who want to give women a leg up instead of a handout.
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