Newsviews: National Women's Small Business Month

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

CHICAGO (WLS) -- October is National Women's Small Business Month.

WATCH: Newsviews Part 1

The Women in Entrepreneurship Institute is using the month to recruit its second class of women entrepreneurs.

An estimated 70% of women founders walk away from their businesses. Many of them count the lack of mentors and the absence of a support system as reasons why. DePaul's Women In Entrepreneurship Institute, or WEI, is working to change that.

WATCH: Newsviews Part 2

Director of DePaul's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute Abigail Ingram and CEO of the Soma Institute Joan Hannant stopped by ABC7 to discuss what it takes to start a business and the unique obstacles women face. They also discusses what WEI does to help Chicago's women entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.