1 in 2 Independent Consultants are Women [Infographic]

May 4, 2012 by Susan Gunelius
Female Entrepreneurs

Statistics show women are joining the growing independent consulting sector at a rapid pace.  Women make up less than half (47%) of the traditional workforce, but they make up 53% (8.5 million) of the independent workforce.

A new study from MBO Partners reports that 77% these women are satisfied and 74% plan on remaining in independent work. The top reasons women cite for taking the independent route are: more flexibility (65%), control of their own schedules (64%), and being their own boss (59%).

MBO Partners released an infographic that highlights all of the key findings about women independent consultants from the survey, which you can see below (click the image to view it at full size).

women independent consulting infographic

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics.

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