The Women’s President Organization and American Express recently recognized Swoon as being in the top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned Companies. We were number 23! Woot! As a company with headquarters in Chicago, we can truly appreciate the reverence of that number (Bulls fans will understand that reference). This recognition is very, very important to us. When our clients come to us looking for a track record of success creating diverse teams with sought-after skills that outshine the competition—well we embody that! That isn’t just what we do. That is who we are!
The 50 Fastest Women-Led/Owned companies generated a combined $4.96 billion in 2015 revenues (mean of $99.2 million) and collectively employed 44,744 in 2015 (mean of 1,028). For even greater context and support of a trend Swoon is thrilled to be a part of, Susan Sobott from American Express points out that: “According to our recent State of Women-Owned Businesses report, the number of women-owned firms grew at a rate of five times faster than the national average since the recession.” This means Swoon is indeed in rarified air, on the vanguard of an awesome trend.
Here are some more fun facts we learned about companies owned or led by women:
Average Age: 49
CEOs that founded the business: 92%
Listed companies that do business globally: 44%
Provide health insurance: 92%
Plan to continue to grow their company: 90%
State hiring the best talent as their biggest business challenge: 44%
We especially like the last stat for obvious reasons. It’s not often that your business model and your business get nice validating numbers like this in one press release. “I’m just so pleased to be part of this elite group of women who are moving their visions, their businesses forward,” said Swoon CEO Michelle Baker.
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