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Mediawatch; statistics and women-only bank

Lisa from Ulster Bank send us her media report for last week. A mix of statistics and a women-only bank.

  • The Grant Thornton International Business Report 2012 found that women account for 27% of chief financial officers and financial directors in Ireland, 21% of senior management teams and 5% of CEOs in the country. More here.
  • The number of women-owned firms increased by 54% between 1997 and 2012—that’s a rate 1½ times the national average.
  • As of 2012, it is estimated that there are over 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenue
  • Women were more likely to make money as investors in the financial markets, mostly because they didn’t take as many risks as men. More here.
  • Women led business statistics in USA: revenues (just 1.8% of female-led firms have revenues of over $1 million vs. 6.3% of male-led firms); patents (5.65% of female firms seek patent approval versus 13% of men); and job creation (36% of women-led firms create jobs to 44% of male-led firms). More here.
  • Today, almost two thirds of working women say that success is about achieving the right work-life balance. This is a major shift from 5 to 10 years ago when ‘salary’ topped that list along with an ‘interesting job’ and ‘responsibility’. Interestingly, work-life balance wasn’t really on the radar then.More here.

And the coolest find by Lisa: Women-only banks in India. All explained here.

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