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Women Entrepreneurs In Business
It’s no surprise that there still are more male entrepreneurs than female entrepreneurs. Some parts of the world see this inequality much greater than other parts. The majority of females in business say that the further up the ladder they get, there is a lack of female role models that they can aspire to be. In a male dominated industry, women are not always treated the same as male entrepreneurs.
We need more female entrepreneurs and society needs to take note of the different challenges women face as they try to open their own business as well as day to day life.
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Sadly it appears that male investors are more inclined to invest in male entrepreneurs. There is a conscious or unconscious bias on the part of investors and this lack of support is playing a big part in the lack of female entrepreneurs. Encouraging women to start their own business would actually help the economy, so why aren’t they?
Women need to be supported in business the same way that men are. The infographic below explores the current state of female entrepreneurs in the UK and America. It also identifies common challenged all female entrepreneurs face, despite location.
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Jade works at Total Processing, a payment solution provider.