State of Women-Owned Businesses and Women Presidents in 2013 [Infographic]

The Women’s Presidents’ Organization released the results of its Economic Impact Survey which offers key statistics about women-owned businesses and women presidents in general.

According to the survey results, two out of three women presidents (65%) achieved positive growth during the first six months of 2013, with one out of two (50%) hiring new employees and nearly two out of three (63%) increasing employee salaries during that time. The majority of women presidents (76%) earn salaries of least $100,000 per year, and 28% of them received salary increases in 2013.

On the other hand, one out of two survey respondents believe that economic conditions are the biggest single threat to their businesses’ bottom-line growth in the near future. Also affecting their bottom-lines are hiring the right employees (32%) and competition (32%).

Check out the survey results in the infographic from Women Presidents’ Organization.

women presidents organization economic impact survey 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,,,, 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. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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