There are currently 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.— generating $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing 7.8 million people.
Iowa ranks last in the nation for cumulative growth in the number of firms, revenue and employment. Read More »
*American Express Open’s 2013 The State of Women-Owned Businesses Report
Ascent is an organization started by businesswoman Lydia Brown with the mission to inspire and assist women-owned businesses by helping them grow in a meaningful way, to create jobs, drive economies and strengthen communities.
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Ascent needs to locate Iowa's women-owned businesses and identify resources across the state that want to help them grow. Join the Stand Up & Be Counted movement by registering your business.