From Ideas to Independence

A Century of Entrepreneurial Women

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Bibliography

Articles

Books

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Reports

  • The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (March 2012), https://c401345.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/pdf/WomanReport_FINAL.pdf.
  • American Women: Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women 1963 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1963).
  • Center for Women’s Business Research. Removing the Boundaries (2001).
  • ——- A Compendium of National Statistics on Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. (September 2001).
  • Dennis, William. Small Business: Lessons of the Recession (NFIB, Chase, Center for Women’s Business Research, 2012).
  • The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute. Special Report: Women Small Business Owners Will Create 5+ Million New Jobs by 2018, Transforming the Workplace for Millions of Americans (December 2009).
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses. Survey: ‘Recession-Tested’ Woman-Owned Small Businesses Offer Key Lessons for Economic Recovery (12 June 2012) (http://www.nfib.com/press-media/press-media-item?cmsid=60276).
  • National Foundation for Women Business Owners. Embracing the Information Age: A Comparison of Women and Men Business Owners (September 1997).
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  • Pearce, Susan C., Elizabeth J. Clifford, and Reena Tandon. Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women (Immigration Policy Center: December 2011).
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration. Women-Owned Businesses in the 21st Century (October 2010).

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