Candace Kendle started a consulting business in Cincinnati in 1981 and turned it into Kendle, a $475 million, publicly traded firm that tests new drugs. This article cites her as a pioneer in the "mompreneur" trend, when mothers began leaving the workforce to start their own businesses so they could better manage their work and life balance. NAWBO estimates 10.1 million companies nationwide are owned by women, accounting for $1.9 trillion in sales and employing 13 million people.

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