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The 2007-2012 census shows the number of businesses owned by minority women in the United States has grown by a healthy rate. Overall, women-led companies increased by nearly 28 percent.
Businesses owned by Hispanic women increased by 87 percent, and businesses owbed by black women saw a 68 percent increase. The number of businesses owned by Asian women jumped by 44 percent.
While this is good news, it isn’t all positive. The years covered by the census included the economic downturn. The total number of companies in the U.S. remained stagnant at 27.6 million between 2007 and 2012. It is possible that the spike in women-run businesses stemmed from the fact that many women lost their jobs.
Let’s focus on the positive – go women!Read More
Track your spending. Summer can get expensive . By the time it is all over you bank account may need a vacation of its own. First,check your bank account and credit card balances. Then use a digital spending tracker such as Level, Mint or LearnVest to get a handle on where your money is going and if you are spending more than you can afford.
Looking for more tips to help you save money? PureWow Money to the rescue!Read More
Tears of Joy! On Friday June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage. Same-sex couples across the land are free to marry. With Pride Week being celebrated from New York City to San Francisco, what better than the SCOTUS decision? Below are some reactions from around the web […]Read More
PureWow is enjoying the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week. Here are a few snapshots of the fun!Read More
"I’m too old for gossip," insists 92-year-old Liz Smith, delicately settling into a banquette at her favorite Tex Mex watering hole in Murray Hill. But a few hours with the legendary columnist proves that’s far from the truth.Read More
Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd. Spring always holds a special place in the year. The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals. Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables […]Read More
Is it any surprise that Lily Tomlin, our wOw woman, would be honored by the Kennedy Center? The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to American culture though the performing arts. Lily, your wOw community salutes you!! Watch the 37th Kennedy Center Honors tonight, December 30, 2014Read More
Our very own Marlo Thomas was bestowed this nation’s highest civilian honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom. The honor is presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” Congrats to […]Read More
Smartphones Rising in Fitness Unless your television has been turned off, it’s been difficult to avoid Apple’s latest commercial with a retro marching tune and lyrics “Go, you chicken fat, go.” The catchy tune was written to kick-off President Kennedy’s debut of the Presidential Fitness Program in 1961. Fast forward to 2014 where fitness is still […]Read More
Mary Wells Lawrence, wowOwow’s co-founder, and ‘Gypsy’, is featured in this fabulous article by Michael Kane in the New York Post. What a genius! She was the real-life Peggy of “Mad Men,” the Queen of Madison Avenue, the woman who turned staid, safe airline advertising into “Coffee, tea or me?” Before Mary Wells Lawrence, typical […]Read More