An Infograph: The State of Women-Owned Businesses

Over the last 15 years there has been a 54% increase in the number of women-owned businesses in the United States, according to the recently released State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express OPEN.  Included in the attached infograph are statistics on Chicago and Illinois women-owned businesses, as related to the rest of the country.  To read the entire report, click here.  For more information on starting your own business and being a part of the 8.3 million women-owned enterprises in the United States, click here.


  1. Thank you Bethany! Meridith and I are  encouraged by the trends evident in the Amex Open report as well and hope that the Project Eve community can help overcome some of the remaining disparities. I love the infograph too! I’m going to have to Pin It immediately. 

  2. Thanks Kim!  It’s a great report with a lot of valuable information, just like Project Eve!  The non-profit I work for, the Women’s Business Development Center is excited to be doing an event with Amex tomorrow in Chicago – they’re doing great things for women in business.

  3. Love to see Illinois represented here.  Though I’m in California now, I’m from Champaign  (not to far from Chicago)

  4. Thank you very much!  Great to hear Chicago is being represented in California!  I appreciate all the positive feedback, it was fun to make!

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