TRIBUTE TO WOMEN—Honorees from left, sitting: Linda Lane, Debra Todd, Peggy Harris and Betsy Benson. Standing, from left: Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Cathy Raphael and Alka Patel. (Photos by J.L. Martello) Last year, more women received doctoral degrees than men and there were more women enrolled in college than men. Today, women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the United States economy.