Inc.com recently covered a survey about business women who take charge and enact more flexible work schedules. According to researchers at the Simmons School of Management in Boston, 90% of working females have opted for flexible work arrangements at some point in their careers, and 88% claim that flexible work arrangements allowed them to continue working full-time while managing complex personal lives. Additionally, 85% of respondents said that they were responsible for at least half of their family income.
We chose to address the study for two reasons: first to again point out the benefits of being a female entrepreneur (the ability to compensate fairly and the ability to manage your own time). We also wanted to demonstrate the influence of women in business.
One more point of interest: while we were pleased to see the story covered by Inc.com, we were disheartened that in was presented in the context of work-life balance, rather than the economic impact and power of women in the economy.