As the mother of two daughters and a woman in business, I am always interested in learning about anything that promotes women’s ability to pursue their dreams.

I found a quick but interesting article by Shawn Hessinger in a recent edition of Small Business Trends letting us know that opportunities for women are increasing in a number of countries.

Shawn talks about a non-profit organization called the Global Entrepreneurship Development Index, which I had never heard of, that has actually started keeping track of where entrepreneurship opportunities are increasing for women in our world.

Women are the vast majority of consumers in most places, but sorely lag behind men when it comes to business ownership. It will take time, but it looks like the tide is turning in a number of places.

The United States of America leads the list of countries where “the best chance for succeeding” exists for women today, according to the findings in the report. The U.S. is followed by Australia, Sweden, France, Germany and Chile.

Anyway, I feel encouraged that women are taking the initiative to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations, and that it is a priority for companies like Dell, who sponsored the report, to follow the trends.

I was able to pursue my opportunity 17 years ago through hard work and people who believed in my plan. I didn’t re-invent the wheel, I just made it better.

It could not have turned out better. My Princess Tea Party business has been a life-changer.

I’ve provided for my family, stayed close to my kids as they grew up, and have a fabulous time making these young girls and their parents happy.

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If you would like to read Shawn Hessinger’s piece, it can be found at Small Business Trends.

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