"A woman's place is in the home" was the common social wisdom which, for centuries, effectively cut off any opportunity for women to compete in the world of business.
Thankfully, the bad old days of the cult of domesticity that ruled throughout the 19th century are now long over. Even in to the 20th century, (as women staged an historic battle for the right to the vote) a women's proper place in society was still being heavily influenced by tenets that dictated "piety, purity, and submissiveness" as the proper roles of women as loving mothers and dutiful wives.
Today, women mean business - and they're not afraid to share
tips and techniques for starting up, growing and maintaining their own small or home business. Creative, resourceful, and with the staying power to fulfill a business dream or career goal, women are doing it for themselves by starting up and managing businesses worldwide.
Around the Web, check out related resources and support for women in business at top sites offering expert tips and advice, , message boards,
how-to's, links and resources.
in Business - Inc.com guide with how-to tips & advice
on start ups, business planning and funding, with related survival
stories, feature articles, video and slideshows, related resources.
Center for Women and Work
- University of Massachusetts sponsored site offering a Virtual
Library of annotated resources in more than 20 categories including
education, training and career development, women in business,