Segments in this Video

Economic Contributions of Women (01:39)


The number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. is increasing at twice the national average, particularly in non-traditional industries.

Environmental Design International (02:07)

Deborah Sawyer, president of Environmental Design International, discusses the rewards and challenges of running a women-owned engineering firm.

White Dog Cafe: Table for Six Billion (03:51)

At the forefront of the movement to meld social values and business objectives, Judy Wicks has turned her muffin shop into a vehicle for championing social causes and supporting communities.

Paul Ray, PhD: "The Cultural Creatives" (01:31)

In the U.S., the population of people creating new culture, or "cultural creatives," carry values of environmentalism, women's concerns, alternative health care, and general health.

Women's World Banking (07:21)

Women's World Banking, a global network of micro-financing institutions, recognizes the key roles low-income women entrepreneurs play in families and communities all over the world and extend direct credit services to them at equitable rates.

Eileen Fisher (05:01)

Women's apparel design company, Eileen Fisher supports the community of women and women's causes. Eileen Fisher promotes the employee wellness, fairness to factory workers, and commitment to sustaining the environment.

Hazel Henderson Comments on Women-Owned Businesses (02:21)

Inequality between the genders in the corporate world contribute to the growth of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and across the world.

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Women-Owned Businesses: Ethical Markets 1

Part of the Series : Ethical Markets 1: Growing the Green Economy 1.0
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With the glass ceiling still firmly in place in many companies, women are starting their own businesses in increasing numbers. This program focuses on that dramatic trend, studying differences between male and female entrepreneurs and examining the impact of women-owned businesses on society and the global economy. Sharon Hadary, executive director of the Center for Women’s Business Research, comments on the rise of female ownership in statistically male-dominated industries. Grameen Foundation USA board chair Susan Davis and Women’s World Banking leaders Michaela Walsh and Nancy Barry show how micro-credit systems have helped women worldwide, while Amy Hall of Eileen Fisher describes her company’s adherence to SA8000 guidelines. (28 minutes)

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL37199

ISBN: 978-1-4213-6639-5

Copyright date: ©2005

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

[This program is part of the series Ethical Markets.]


 “Ethical Markets should be a daily show broadcast on many networks. The world is crying for the ideas and examples of a new economics that ensures a sustainable future for all of us. Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi introduce viewers to an awakening world of possibility. A world where profit pursues a triple-bottom-line, and where hope blossoms among a new set of entrepreneurs to build a better world for all. The real life case studies show that indeed another world is possible, in fact it's being born in places and businesses around the world. The wider world needs to hear these stories if we are  going to steer our spaceship earth towards a future that provides opportunity and security for all of us.” —Terry Link, Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University


“We found the Ethical Markets series so valuable, we built an entire college course in our Financial Studies curriculum around it.” —Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D., Open Campus President, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Ethical Markets challenges us to think beyond what is and look instead at what can, should and must be the bedrock principles of a sustainable, global economy.” —James W. Knight, Dean, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Florida

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