From Ideas to Independence
Microsoft and the National Women’s History Museum have produced a new exhibit about the history of women’s entrepreneurship that honors, teaches and inspires
The number of female-owned businesses grew twice as fast as male-owned businesses between 1997-2007. At the same time, advancements in technology have reduced costs and contributed ease and flexibility to the process of starting and running a business.
Microsoft has partnered with the National Women’s History Museum to develop the online exhibit “From Ideas to Independence: A Century of Entrepreneurial Women,
” which explores how the experience of America’s female entrepreneurs has evolved over the last century, including the increasingly pivotal role that technology has played.
Here are the stories of how four woman-owned businesses, all featured in the exhibit, have used technology to launch, grow and succeed, while maintaining a work-life balance.