Throughout the United States, female business owners are steadily increasing. However, women still own far fewer businesses than men.
According to a report by Self Financial, the share of female business ownership has risen throughout the last decade from 35.2% in 2010 to 38.4% in 2019. In Oklahoma, there are more than 70,000 female business owners, amounting to 37% of all business owners in the state.
When describing reasons men or women start businesses, both cite being their own boss, following a passion or pursuing a new opportunity. However, women are much more likely than men to mention increased flexibility.