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.

Barbara FranklinAs one of the first women to graduate from Harvard Business School, I experienced firs

The idea that spending by consumers and governments drives the economy is the basis for today’s anti-austerity "hosannas." The new French president, François Hollande, has promised to open the spigots and spend Europe back to economic health. If only it were that easy.