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  • Diversity is a key aspect of entrepreneurialism ... In the USA entrepreneurs are a diverse set of people of color, women, gay, and transgender individuals. According to the Census Bureau, people of color own 22.1 percent of U.S. businesses. Moreover, women own 28.8 percent of U.S. businesses, and Latina-owned businesses in particular are the fastest-growing segment of the women-owned business market. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, gay or transgender individuals own approximately 1.4 million (or approximately 5 percent) of U.S. businesses. (Source - Center for American Progress)
  • Almost two million job opportunities lie ahead for women and minorities, according to a new report by IHS that examines demographic and labor market trends in the United States for the next 20 years. The report "Minority and Female Employment in the Oil and Natural Gas and Petrochemical Industries", released March 8, estimates that 1.9 million job opportunities will exist in oil and gas and petrochemical industries through 2035.
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  • "Just Be Yourself" Not Viewed a Viable Option by Many Visible Minorities in the Workplace -- New Catalyst study findings reveal workplace fit, negative stereotyping, and preconceptions of leadership qualities are barriers to career advancement for visible minorities.
  • Only the continent of Africa exceeds the linguistic, genetic and cultural diversity of the nation of India.
  • India has more than two thousand ethnic groups, and every major religion is represented.
  • South Africa is a multilingual country. Its democratic constitution, which came into effect on 4 February 1997, recognizes 11 official languages, to which it guarantees equal status.
  • U.S. Government statistics show women earn roughly 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.
  • Gender is the most commonly targeted aspect of diversity - cited by 54 percent of organizations surveyed while only 31 percent reported having programs focusing on race/ethnicity. (Source - Catalyst)
  • Swedish companies must have active programs supporting equal opportunities for women and men, and with respect to parental leave, either parent is entitled to 480 days of leave.
  • Immigrant populations account for a third of the population in a country like Luxembourg, and a quarter of the population in Switzerland.
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