Land of Steady Habits for Women in CT Workforce

In Connecticut in 2011, there were 97,700 women-owned businesses , an increase of 4.5 percent from 2007, generating $15.4 billion in revenues, according to data gathered from various sources by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.      Women represented 25.9 percent of the self-employed persons in the state (2007 data).    Women make up 48 percent of Connecticut's workforce.  Median earnings for women are $46,004, compared to $60,168 for men.  Women make up 67.7 percent of private not-for-profit wage and salary workers. The class of 2013 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at UConn  is only 30 percent women.