CHAMBER of Commerce and Industry Queensland policy advisor Catherine Pham says one in three (34%) business operators are women and their numbers are rising.
"There has been a 46% increase in the number of women business operators over the past two decades - almost twice that of men," Ms Pham said.
"This is something that Australia can be proud of, and certainly something to celebrate going into Queensland Women's Week.
"Innovation and technology have meant more women than ever are in a position to go into business on their own, from home, without the need for bricks-and-mortar office and huge capital investment.
"While there are a number of factors at play, a large contributor to women progressing in the workplace is the fact that we can readily take part in the global supply chain at the click of a button.
"This opportunity has made it easy for women to build new businesses and pursue their financial independence.
"But despite these promising figures, the number of women as business operators or in managerial roles remains far too low."
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