Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Women Entrepreneurs Are Trapped Within Glass Walls


Here is a really interesting article from the Huffington Post on female leadership in startups and some findings on why there is such a disparity in the levels of entrepreneurship between men and women (the rate of entrepreneurial activity among women is 2/3 the rate of their male counterparts).

"If we want a real recovery, the next cohort of high-growth entrepreneurs cannot just be people with names like Thomas and Henry, or Bill and Steve. We need the women to get involved. The American growth engine can no longer afford to run on half of its cylinders.
Yes, women are starting plenty of new businesses. However if you look closely at the picture, as we have done at the Kauffman Foundation, ...you find a vast amount of potential left on the table. In our demographic data, the overall rate of entrepreneurial activity among women is less than 2/3 the rate for men."

Read the rest of the article here: http://huff.to/iOQtOL