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Women's Business Initiative

The Women's Business initiative focuses on delivering American Express OPEN's mission — to help small business do more business. We provide resources, programs and connections to women across the United States to help drive growth.

History of Women's Business Initiative

For over a decade, OPEN's Women's Business Initiative has helped women entrepreneurs thrive through partnering with leading women's advocacy organizations, commissioning industry-leading research and celebrating women entrepreneurs via programs such as the 50 Fastest Women Owned/Led Businesses in North America announcement. OPEN's Women’s Business Initiative continues to evolve and OPEN encourages women to share how they are #poweringtomorrow on twitter, facebook or your blog.

Reports & Infographics

American Express OPEN understands that you can't manage what you can't measure and, as a result, has undertaken the collection and analysis of available data about the state of women business owners. Beginning in 2011, OPEN commissioned the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, which told the story of women-owned firms based on current U.S. Census Bureau data. Due to insights gained from the report, and a positive response from women business owners and press, OPEN now releases this report on an annual basis. OPEN has also released an additional report – Growing Under the Radar – to highlight the success of women-owned firms operating over the million-dollar revenue mark.


State of the Women-Owned Businesses Report

Read more about the 2013 State of the Women-Owned Business report: Full Report and the Press Release.

2013 State of the Women-Owned Businesses Report


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