For most people in today’s world, imagining the business industry without the role and presence of women is simply infeasible. Yet, a mere 30 years ago women only made up 4.6% of the UK’s entrepreneur numbers. Today however, the role of women in business has changed vastly. From the classrooms of our nation’s schools, to boardrooms and the engines of start-ups; the role of women in business is integral to the success of much of the UK’s new found entrepreneur spirit.
Statistics released this year directly support this statement, with figures showing that out of the 600,000 new self employed individuals, between 2008 and 2011, up to 80% were women.
To highlight the rise of women in the business world, we have created this infographic which details the role and importance of women in business today, in 2014.
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