Women are a vital part of today’s workforce.
• Women comprise 48% of the workforce in Massachusetts.
• 36% of businesses are owned by or have women ownership and employ 35% more people than the Fortune 500 combined.
• Female entrepreneurship has been growing at twice the national average since 1997.
• Women are the primary decision makers in home purchasing.
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting women in business. The Chamber’s programs and events help to build a network for women that encourages mentorship, education, and professional growth.
The Women’s Information Network brings together enterprising women (of all levels of expertise) through special events and monthly luncheon meetings and provides a broader platform within the region for all women in business.
The Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference is a one-day leadership development forum held annually. The conference has grown to attract more than 700 attendees, hundreds of exhibitors, and dozens of expert speakers on issues that most impact women, such as business empowerment and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, and career advancement.