Last Thursday June 7th, the Center for Women in Business hosted a two-part event at the US Chamber of Commerce.
Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of today’s economy, employing more than 13 million people and generating $1.9 trillion in sales. In fact, they are expected to generate more than half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected by 2018.
We started the lead-up to the June 19th release of our report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education, with a look at the skyrocketing costs and inefficiency of higher education in the blog “One Really Expensive Graduation Party.” The second part of the series went into more detail on one of the leading causes of that inefficiency
There is no doubt that the U.S. education system impacts every sector of our society. Some of the connections and consequences on the business community are easily understood, such as the impact of a widening skills gap. Some connections however, are not so obvious.
We’re nearing the end of May, which means we’re right smack in the middle of college commencement season. Maybe your child or another family member is graduating (congratulations!), and you’ll be taking part in some festivities yourself this year.