Kristie Arslan of WIPP on Tech Innovation and Women-Owned Businesses
"Considering the... contributions they're making to our economy ... it's critically important that we create an economic and regulatory playing field that allow women to grow."
Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68 percent. More than 9.1 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7-point-9 million people and generating 1.4 trillion dollars in sales, as of 2014. Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of Women Impacting Public Policy, discusses the growth of these businesses, as well as some hurdles they face. Arlsan stated, "Considering the growth of women, the number of women we have in our country, the contributions they're making to our economy, it's critically important that we create an economic and regulatory playing field that allow women to grow."
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Produced by: National Newsmakers Team