"Overall, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 74% between 1997 and 2015—a rate that’s 1.5 times the national average, according to the recently published “2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” commissioned by American Express Open. Women now own 30% of all businesses in the U.S., accounting for some 9.4 million firms. And African American women control 14% of these companies," (Fortune.com)
"In 2008 and 2012, black women voted at a higher rate than any other group. Four years ago, 74 percent of eligible black women went to the polls — and 96 percent voted for President Obama." (Washington Post)
In our evolving society where women and men are beginning to work more as partners, our views of women have advanced. I've been taught by several mentors that the most important decision I will ever make for both my business and life is who I choose to marry. And although it is very possible to achieve great success as an individual, love enhances everything. This investment of energy can exponentially influence our successes for better or for worse. And after attending #TheThriveTour, I know for a FACT that there are women out there that can take a young ambitious lad such as myself to a level I won't reach alone. That is why we form partnerships--to go from good to great from level 4 to level 5 leaders (Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't). It's all about seeing and understanding the Bigger Picture. We men and women can thrive so much more together than apart. Peace and prosperity to all the queens and the princesses that look up to you. I'm looking forward to see so much potential unleashed into the world for the better as a result of your leadership. Thank you for blessing me with your presence.
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