The Evolution of Women in Business

August 26, 2015 Charles Coy


Workforce analysts foresee that by 2018, more than half of the United States' small business jobs will be provided by woman-run businesses. This projection is striking when compared to the whirlwind history of women in business. 

The industrialisation and urbanisation of America during the Progressive Era propelled women into the workforce but provided little opportunity for creative enterprises. A few women broke from the mould, exercising their creativity and resourcefulness to carve a path that others would follow. Before long, female entrepreneurs would transform countless fields of industry, from housewares and health to science and information technology.

With a keen awareness that there are still big strides to be made in eliminating the gender wage gap, this infographic delves into the varied history of pioneering women, some well-known and others less publicly prominent.

About the Author

Charles Coy

Charles Coy is to the Cornerstone Blog what air is to fire. Charles is interested in the ways that technology can impact how organizations evaluate, motivate and value their employees. Charles brings a background in public policy analysis and research to Cornerstone. Having studied regional economic development and education policy, Charles originally came to the company with a focus on the convergence of technology and higher education.  He has worked in every dark corner of Cornerstone since the early days of the company more than 15 years ago.

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