As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote; and recognize it has been 47 years for women to have equal right to education and 30 years since women were given the authority to obtain a loan without a male cosigner, it is interesting to observe the next wave of independence. As with most long term suppression; the outcome of decades of activism, perseverence, and determination is rarely sudden or suprising.  Women have fought for equality in the workforce for decades.  While women are gaining ground in c-suites and boardrooms, where we see the most growth is the surge of women starting their own businessies---58% growth since 2007.  While 40% of the private small businesses in the US are female led, the percentage of jobs offered, revenue contribution, and economic impact on exit is substantially less.  Why is this? Is there a systemic cause and what can be done about it?

Influencer, Jacque Rushin joins Karen Rands on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast Show to talk about her upcoming book, Teachings of the Fish Stand: Advancing the Human Spirit and her insights about the challenges women entrepreneurs face. They will have a lively conversation about barriers to opportunity that women face, access to capital, and root causes such as female students access to STEAM education.  Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. This is part of the story Jacque and Karen have in common and even as to how this show came to be.   

Karen is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist movement and has a passion for wealth creation through successful entrepreneurism and investing in entrepreneurs. Visit and get your free excerpt 12 Insider Secrets from her Best Seller Inside Secrets to Angel Investing