Last Updated Nov 14, 2008 5:51 PM EST
Nina has a career that spans 15 years as a public relations and marketing expert in the fashion and beauty industries. She currently sits on the board of the Step Up Women's Network and is a representative of the Ladies Who Launch, a site dedicated to giving resources and tools to women with a desire to start their own businesses. Both organizations are dedicated to strengthening community among women and providing them with powerful tools to build entrepreneurial careers.
Women are Gaining in Business Ownership Recent studies show some interesting trends for women entrepreneurs. According to the Center for Women's Business research, the number of women-owned businesses in this country grew at twice the rate of all firms. The Small Business Administration finds that women-owned businesses account for 30 percent of all privately-owned businesses and they employ over 9.2 million people. They contribute $2.38 trillion in revenue to the U.S. economy.