Frequently Asked Questions
Women in Business in Texas
Texas is the state of opportunities, and women play a critical role in the Texas economy. Women account for nearly half of Texas’ workforce!
- Texas ranks third among all states for women-owned businesses, boasting nearly 1 million. That number has grown 146 percent in the past 20 years.
- Their earnings represent an increasingly significant portion of household income, directly affecting the economic security of families, communities and the state as a whole.
- Not only do women hold nearly half of the state’s 12.4 million jobs, they create jobs through their ongoing entrepreneurial efforts.
- Texas is ranked as a top state for women-led startups
If you are a women entrepreneur and want to do business in Texas, this is the right place to start. There are several resources that will help you in jour journey:
- Texas Economic Development, Women in Business: The office of the Governor Greg Abbott is committed to making Texas the No.1 place for women-owned businesses. You can find here several initiatives related to support women in business: https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/women-in-business
- The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University is committed to helping women in Texas become successful business owners: https://twu.edu/center-women-entrepreneurs/
- Texas Women in Business in Austin: is a membership-driven non-profit that is focused on empowering women to achieve their personal and professional goals through education, development, networking, service, and leadership. https://www.texaswomeninbusiness.org/
- Women's Business Enterprise Alliance: Headquartered in Houston, the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance serves over 94 counties in Texas with scholarship and mentoring programs, networking activities, and educational opportunities designed to spark growth and new business opportunities for members and their companies. http://www.wbea-texas.org/about-wbea
- Texas Business Women is a statewide organization of professional women who benefit from collective power. They help women grow their careers through education, networking and community outreach. https://tbwconnect.com/
- LiftFund Women’s Business Center (WBC), headquartered in San Antonio, offers guidance and support to empower women entrepreneurs to become successful business leaders. LiftFund | Small Business Loans, Microloans, SBA Loans for Women & Minorities
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