October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and we are teaming up with the Small Business Majority to celebrate with a host of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
This month-long celebration will launch on Oct. 1 at the St. Louis Public Library Central Branch. Treasurer Jones will headline the event, which will also include panel discussions and presentations on topics like mentoring and small business lending.
Small Business Majority and Treasurer Jones are hosting this event because of a shared commitment to helping women entrepreneurs succeed. Women are starting small businesses at a higher rate than men, and their businesses are generating jobs and business revenues above the national average. What’s more, women of color are creating businesses faster than the rest of the population: Seventy-nine percent of businesses started by women since 2007 were started by women of color. Supporting female entrepreneurs, especially women of color, has the potential to unlock tremendous growth for our communities.