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Shifting the System to Empower Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Increasing access to capital and resources for women and BIPOC-led businesses

Enterprises led by overlooked founders represent a serious investment opportunity. In 2021, women started 49% of new businesses in the U.S. at a rate of more than 1,800 new businesses a day. Half of those women-owned businesses were led by women of color. The nearly 13 million woman-owned businesses generate $1.9 trillion in revenue each year, and they employ 9.4 million people.​ Entrepreneurship has long helped make America dynamic, and business ownership is a proven way for people of color to grow wealth after centuries of practices and policies enacted to prevent them from doing so. "Research shows that entrepreneurs…
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Megan Brewster is a Senior Manager at the Sorenson Impact Center. She currently leads several projects with government and philanthropic partners across the issue areas of equity in education, entrepreneurship, and economic development. She also manages strategic partnerships, content strategy, and storytelling efforts. Megan’s career has centered on supporting underserved ... Read more

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