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Breaking Barriers...for the Next Generation

More than 9.4 million firms in the US are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as of 2015. Of those, 4.2% have revenues of $1 million or more.

Thirty-two women currently serve as CEOs in the Fortune 500 – an all-time high.

In 2018, 106 women hold seats in the United States Congress, comprising 19.8% of the 535 members. Five women delegates represent American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the United States House of Representatives.

But there's still more to do.

Even though women make up a slim majority of the US population, we are still facing stubborn barriers to workplace and career success.

Women who work full-time are paid, on average, 80 percent of what men are paid.

And that’s why the Women in Business Initiative exists. We serve as an access point in developing top-performing Mason students, a network of innovation and collaboration, a hub for lifelong learning, and a provider of business insight in support of women in the workplace.

Support the Women in Business Initiative.

Our supportive network of female business professionals will open doors for our current female students, female alumni and other businesswomen.

Statistics courtesy of NAWBO, NAWBO, the Washington Post, and CAWP

If you wish to mail a check, please issue it to "George Mason University Foundation" (memo: Women in Business Initiative)

Checks may be mailed to the following address:

George Mason University | School of Business
c/o Women in Business Initiative
4400 University Drive, MS 6E11
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


If you are interested in contributing to our organization, supporting one of our events, or getting involved in any way you see fit, please contact Eleanor Weis at eweis2@gmu.edu or 703-993-2412.