According to a bizjournals.com study reported in “The Best Markets for Female Execs and Women Business Owners,” by G. Scott Thomas, “The San Francisco Bay area emerged as the clear national leader. The mix of industries in the San Francisco-Oakland area has made it possible for women to do extremely well, says Tucker Hart Adams, president of The Adams Group Inc., a Colorado Springs economic-research firm.”

‘”Instead of heavy manufacturing, San Francisco has a lot of technology-related and service-related businesses,” she says. “And it’s a fact that you tend to find more women going into technology and the services, not steel plants. It also helps that San Francisco has a very supportive network for women in business. Instead of the good-old-boys network, it’s a good-old-girls network.”‘

The number of businesses owned by women increased 20 percent during a recent five-year period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, while the revenues produced by those firms jumped 15 percent. Very interesting article for all women in business.
For more see the SCL Guide to Women in Business.