Today marks the launch of our newest installment in V2’s infographic series, “Women Mean Business: Colorado.” The cities of Denver and Boulder are quickly becoming buzzing metropolises for the tech industry, and serve as the central hub for one of the fastest-growing – and somewhat elusive – industries in the country: cannabis.
This research-based infographic provides a snapshot of some of Colorado’s women-led businesses and serves as a resources for female entrepreneurs, as it includes information on local organizations dedicated to elevating the role of female entrepreneurs.
The Colorado data joins V2’s growing collection of Women Mean Business infographics, including San Francisco, Boston, New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan. The findings from all of the infographics demonstrate the strides women have made when it comes to taking leadership positions in some of the nation’s biggest tech hubs, but also that there’s more progress to be made nationally.
Key findings from our Colorado-focused research include:
– Colorado ranked fifth in the nation for the percent of employed women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations, at 6.1 percent
– The percent of self-employed individuals that are women in Colorado is above the national average: 9.9 percent vs. 7.2 percent
– At 23.9 percent, Colorado has the highest percentage of women with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
– If Colorado women earned the same as comparable men, the poverty rate for all working women would be cut in half and the state economy would grow by an additional $9.2 billion
Whether you’re a Colorado-based female entrepreneur or are just interested in learning more about the business scenes in Denver and Boulder, download the infographic and tell us what you think in the comments section below. We’d also love your feedback on which city you’d like to see next in V2’s Women Mean Business infographic series.