Today, almost half of all small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada are either partially or entirely owned by women. That’s an impressive number. Unfortunately, companies owned by women in this same category represent only 11% of all exporters. Not so impressive. That’s a huge gap and it’s critical that it gets filled, for the simple reason that exporting companies do far better than those who don’t. They make more money, are more productive, invest in more research and development and are more innovative. That’s a whole lot of mores. It stands to reason that if we want more women entrepreneurs to export, then we’re going to have to do more to get them to that point.