Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

The numbers are in: When countries support women entrepreneurs, economies grow by 12 percent in terms of gross domestic product.

That’s a big reason why there is such a push to help women open or expand businesses and why the November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, will spotlight their potential. Women still face barriers, including difficulties securing capital, but the future for female entrepreneurs is bright.