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Women In Numbers: Women in Business During the Pandemic

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By Cy White, Illustrations by Jessica Wetterer.

The pandemic has reshaped the landscape of Austin’s women-owned businesses in 2020.

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63%

Of the most threatened industries, health care makes up 34%, and women make up 63% of the health care workforce.

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8,824

According to the Central Texas Economy Report, women-owned firms represent 8,824 of Austin businesses with paid employees.

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$150,000

An initiative through the Texas Conference for Women and the Texas Restaurant Association is giving $150K in grants to 60 women-owned restaurants, with each restaurant receiving $2,500.

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47%

Of the most threatened businesses during the pandemic, women are 47% of the workforce of the average non-industry specific business.

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7th

Among the 50 largest metros, Austin ranks seventh for percentages
of female-owned firms, and employees working for female-owned firms.


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