we are powerful alone too, but together we are changing the world. Many women owned businesses have in house daycare centers, but some even go better than that and offer having your children at work. www.mothering.com has a great article on it entitled "How you can bring your baby to work."
As a work at home, planning to grow my business, Child issues are always on my mind. As I plan to employ a large amount of mothers and I feel mothering is even more important then thier job will be. So I concider the possiblilites. 1. as often as possible have them work at home 2. if they need to be in office most of the time have the office baby and young child friendly. 3. offer flexiable scheduels so they can be home more or able to have the parents care for thier children most of the time.
Women are also at the forefronts of other world changing industries too like the organics. Most people I deal with in organics are women. Women seem to groove on natural and organic fabrics, lifestyles and foods. I work in the fabrics and everybody but 1 person in organic businesses I have worked with are women, and most of them work out of (or did work out of) thier homes.
Women seem to concider the whole economic impact when they choose workers and policies for thier businesses. They build up homes, 3rd world countries and generally create a better world where ever they go with business. The women don't consider the allmighty dollar nearly as important as the improved lives, yet they still manage to earn a profit and grow a business, and an industry.
I think it is because women see things men miss. Men are so focused that they don't see the ripples of thier inital impact (that's why women do most of the cleaning). Where as us women do. We plan for it, we feel it is in our reach and we immagine a world where we all think about the cosquences of our actions to the 7th generation.
Why do we think this way? Because we have children, and it's our job to leave them a better world. Therefore if we removed the child from the women in business, we remove the point of the women in business.