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Why Women Continue to Lag Behind Men In The Startup Community --And What We Can Do About It

Friday, April 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America.

We now make up 46% of the workforce and over 50% of college graduates, yet when we look at the number of women pursuing high-growth startups, there still exists a very apparent gap in numbers.

According to an article published by the Kauffman Foundation earlier last year, women only make up 35% of startup business owners.

The percentage of women starting technology startups is even lower, estimated to be about 5%. So what is causing the significant gap that continues to exist between the number of male and female startup founders?

Read what Beverly Tam discovered in her research to find the answers at Forbes Women


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