Thumbtack and Square
First published February 2019
Over the past few decades, there has been important progress in creating workplace gender parity. However, research continues to show that a “glass ceiling” has persisted for countless women in corporate America, affecting their income, their ability to achieve career advancement, and their susceptibility to workplace gender discrimination.
However, many women are increasingly finding another, often more satisfying path: working for themselves. We at Thumbtack, along with our partner for this report, Square, take pride in our shared mission to make it easier than ever for aspiring entrepreneurs to take the leap and start their own business. And in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month, we fielded an extensive survey of female small business owners to better understand their experiences of working for themselves.