There’s a lot being said out there about the state of women in this country. The gender gap is alive and well when it comes to salary, confidence, happiness, and the number of women in the C-suite and science. Women aren’t as happy as they were in the 1970s, research has shown, and their happiness relative to that of men has taken a nosedive.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. A recent study shows there’s one career path in which women’s perceived happiness is greater than men’s: entrepreneurship.
One out of every 10 women in the U.S. today is starting or running her own business, according to a that came out in June. More than a third of those women want to expand their business beyond five employees.
It might be a long road getting there, but once women are running their own businesses, they’re happier than ever.