The number of U.S. companies owned by women is increasing faster than those of other groups; however those companies are responsible for just 6 percent of the country's employees and 4 percent of revenue, according to a 2012 report commissioned by American Express Open.
Meanwhile, many studies maintain that women have significantly reduced access to capital and encounter less favorable loan rates. The discrepancies in compensation between men and women performing equal work are at an alarming high according to Los Angeless Business Journal
The Los Angeles Business Journal hosts a conglomerate of high profile business events to help women business owners from all industries. The programs are designed to recognize businesses and individuals who positively impact the LA Business community.
Another informative event for women in theater and film is the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre festival, this year is the 20th Anniversary and will be held at the Renberg Theartre March 21-24 for more information call 818-760-0408
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Los Angeles offers an annual scholarship program applications are due March 8th. Also SWE professional development conference is Friday, May 11 additional information on this society is available on their website www.swela.org
If you are a women who’s business is in the arena of Gymnastics the NCAA Women Gymnastic Championship will be held in Los Angeles April 19 thru 21 more information on this event is available on their website.
Then there is the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer held in Los Angeles March 9-12 where the opportunity to not only get information on cancer but on being an exhibitor, sponsor and etc is available on their website www.sgo.org .
Los Angeles offers diverse industry events for women in business ranging from engineers to theater bridging the gap between women in business and access to resources that help women in business. A good tool for finding these events and resources is the Los Angeles Business Journal.
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