Hartford is the third best city in the U.S. for women in business. What does that mean?

Hartford, CT was recently included on a list of the best cities in the United States for women in business. In fact, it managed to rank at number three, and it was the only city in New England in the top 20. However, what does it mean?

To find out, Mieum Media sat down with Milena Erwin, the general manager of the Women’s Business Center hosted by the University of Hartford. The Women’s Business Center was specifically mentioned in the ranking as a contributing factor for Hartford’s high ranking.

Extended Interview with Milena Erwin:

#1: “Hartford Ranked 3rd in U.S. for Women in Business.” Connecticut By The Numbers, 5 Dec. 2018, ctbythenumbers.info/2018/12/05/hartford-ranked-3rd-in-us-for-women-in-business/. Accessed 21 Dec. 2018.

#2: Steyers, Stephanie. “Best American Cities for Women in Business 2018.” ShareFile Blog, 22 Oct. 2018, http://www.sharefile.com/blog/women-in-business-2018/. Accessed 21 Dec. 2018.

#3: Erwin, Milena. In-person interview. 17 Dec. 2018.

#4: “Hartford Surges into Top 50 Cities to Start a Business.” Connecticut By The Numbers, 24 Dec. 2018, ctbythenumbers.info/2018/12/24/hartford-surges-into-top-50-cities-to-start-a-business/. Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.

#5: Pritchett, Lauren. “The Top 20 Cities in America for Businesswomen.” ShareFile Blog, 25 Oct. 2017, http://www.sharefile.com/blog/top-20-cities-for-businesswomen/. Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.

#6: “Women’s Business Center | University of Hartford.” Home, http://www.hartford.edu/ec/small-business-advisor/wbc/.

#7: Maps.app, Apple, Accessed 26 Dec. 2018. I used screenshots from Apple’s Map application.

#8: “Fortune’s 2018 Most Powerful Women in Business List.” Fortune, 25 Sept. 2018, fortune.com/most-powerful-women/. Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.

#9: Forbes Coaches Council. “15 Biggest Challenges Women Leaders Face And How To Overcome Them.” Forbes, 26 Feb. 2018, http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/02/26/15-biggest-challenges-women-leaders-face-and-how-to-overcome-them.

#10: Lifetime. “Ban Bossy? I’m Not Bossy. I’m the Boss.” YouTube, 9 Mar. 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dynbzMlCcw. Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.

#11: Lurye, Rebecca. “Hartford Boasts Above-Average Share Of Startups Founded By Women, Study Finds.” Courant.com, 28 Oct. 2018, http://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-hartford-female-founders-20181024-story.html. Accessed 26 Dec. 2018.

#12: Outro Song: “Fill Me In” by Atwaters featuring Yeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW0iKqFMoxo Used with artist’s consent. The contents and views of this video may not necessarily be shared with the artist.