Building a business is never easy, but do women entrepreneurs have an extra hurdle to overcome?
By now, nearly everyone with a pulse knows the names Richard
Branson, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Bill Gates.
They’re not just entrepreneurs, they’re rock stars. They started their startups
from the ground up, and out of their sandcastle dreams they managed to build an
empire or two. But what about their female counterparts? Where are all the
female rock stars?
to Mumbai and everywhere in between, women entrepreneurs have been starting and
building multi-million dollar companies and doing so at a faster rate than men
over the past decade. Currently, there are more than 8.6 million women-owned
businesses in the United States alone, generating over $1.3 trillion in
revenue. So why does the public know so little about them? And why, in spite of
this rapid growth, are there still so many more male-run than female-run startups?