CEO Karlene Hunter featured in Indian Country Today

September 09, 2009

CEO Karlene Hunter featured in Indian Country Today
In an article in the Opinion section of Indian Country Today, Valerie Taliman makes a convincing case that Native American women entrepreneurs are vital in creating economic development in Indian Country.

One of the women she highlights in the story is Karlene Hunter, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, who was one of several successful businesswomen who spoke at a recent conference of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), held on the Fort McDowell Reservation in Arizona.

Taliman writes:

"Most people are surprised to learn there are more than 90,000 privately held companies owned by Native American women. These businesses generate more than $12 billion in annual sales and employ some 130,000 people, according to a 2004 survey by the Center for Women's Business Research."

For the full story: "Native women entrepreneurs: Good business for Indian country"

For more information about Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations: WEWIN

For more information about the survey: Center for Women's Business Research

Leave a comment


Also in BLOG

From the farm to food security, Sacramento Co-op nurtures community
From the farm to food security, Sacramento Co-op nurtures community

March 17, 2021 25 Comments

View full article →

Happy International Women's Day!
Happy International Women's Day!

March 08, 2021

View full article →

'Manifest Destiny' Gap T-shirt causes uproar in Native community
'Manifest Destiny' Gap T-shirt causes uproar in Native community

January 05, 2021 1 Comment

View full article →