I stumbled upon an interesting article, "How Women Entrepreneurs Can Make a Difference." Take a look at the excerpt below.
A new eye-opening report shows that women are falling behind men when it comes to entrepreneurship. We look at the numbers and possible reasons.
“The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.”—Adrienne Rich
Forty-three percent of Americans believe there are good opportunities to start a business today—the highest number since 1999, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report. But there’s one group of entrepreneurs lagging behind: women. Women are less likely than men to want to start businesses, are less likely to actually start businesses, have less confidence in their abilities to start businesses and have lower expectations for the businesses they do start. What’s the deal?
First, the number of women business owners is shrinking:
So, what’s holding women back? We take a deeper dive into the numbers to see find some possible culprits.