In the US marketplace,11.6 million businesses are owned by women. Growth in this sector has increased by 114 percent since 1997 — 2.5 times the national average — but male-led firms are still more likely to get start-up funding. That’s not simply unfair, it’s stupid, because it turns out firms started by women regularly outperform those founded by men. In this session, successful women business leaders share the stage with “Shark Tank” VC investor and hard-nosed entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, and divulge research showing why investing in women makes good business sense. O’Leary has been tracking returns for over ten years across a wide portfolio of companies and will share data on best practices by women that are achieving results.