NAWBO :: WBO Statistics

WBO Statistics

Women Owned Business in the United States

  • More than 9.1 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.4 trillion in sales as of 2014. 
  • Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 30% of all privately held firms and contribute 14% of employment and 11% of revenues.
  • Over the past six years, since the depth of the U.S. recession, the only businesses that have provided a net increase in employment are large, publicly traded corporations… and privately held majority women-owned firms. In all other privately held firms, employment has declined over the 2007–2013 period.

Businesses Owned by Women of Color

  • 2.7 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S. 
  • These firms employ 1.1 million people and generate $226 billion in revenues annually.

Million Dollar Businesses

  • One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned.
  • 4.2% of all women-owned firms have revenues of 1 million or more.



Statistics from Womenable report commissioned by American Express “OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses  2013” for full report click here 

For statistics from the NWBC 2013 Annual Report click here.