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WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

  • The State of Women-Owned Businesses

    The latest economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the number of women-owned businesses grew by a much faster rate than businesses owned by men between 2002 and 2007. But there are still far fewer female-owned enterprises, and they generate much less in revenue than male-owned businesses, said...

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  • A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything

    Last year, Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress published The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, a landmark study examining how American families live and work today, now that women are half of all the country’s primary and co-breadwinners. The report launched a national conversation about...

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  • Top Two States for Women Entrepreneurs

    The District of Columbia and Maryland have the highest percentages of women-owned businesses in the nation, according to the newly released 2007 Census Bureau figures. Women in D.C. own more than 34 percent of businesses, ranking first.  Following the District, Maryland women own more than 32 percent of businesses,...

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  • Forces Driving Change in 2011

    Since the financial crisis laid waste to business as usual, the world is brimming with potential. The economic future will be populated by the movers and shakers, who even now are poised for greatness, so for anyone in need of a little innovation inspiration, Jennifer Wang and Kara Ohngren...

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  • Women at the Top

    For decades, women’s advancement has been linked to issues of fairness and equality.  More recently, attention has focused on the distinctive abilities of women leaders, their competitive edge, and how their presence can assure the financial success of the companies they manage. This “Top 50 Ranking for 2010” from Financial...

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  • What is WISE and how can it help me?

    WISE stands for ‘Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’ (note the long title, which is why we simplify to just be WISE!) and is a two-fold concept. We offer the one-day WISE Symposium, which is the premier conference in Central New York for women entrepreneurs to learn, network and be...

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