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    New Research Finds That Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Could Boost Global Economy By $5 Trillion

    New research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that if female entrepreneurs received as much support as male entrepreneurs, the global economy could experience up to a $5 trillion boost. It is well-documented that women-led businesses are underfunded, with data revealing that in 2017 only 2.2% of venture capital (VC) funding going to women-led companies. Women received only $1.9 billion in […]

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    How To Foster Immediate Lasting Success For Female Entrepreneurs And Startups

    Creating opportunities for one on one or small group time at entrepreneurial events is important for building connections. PHOTO BY VICKY G CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. While the number of female entrepreneurs is growing globally, women continue to face challenges on their startup journey. The Alison Rose Review Of Female Entrepreneurship in the U.K. highlighted common issues such as access […]

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    The Best Podcasts For Female Entrepreneurs

    Work towards your business goals with the help of these podcasts GETTY Being a female entrepreneur can be both daunting and exhilarating. We can go from feeling on top of the world after a successful meeting to feeling panicked and overwhelmed when a client sale falls through. Whatever stage your business is at and however […]

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    Technology As The Great Enabler For Female Entrepreneurs

    Often, we think of technology relative to a career as an asset, a tool or skill to be leveraged for gain. But during a recent dinner, Professor Vanessa Chan reminded me that the changing nature of work means technology can be so much more: it can be the key with which entrepreneurs unlock the global […]

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    Funding For Female Entrepreneurs In the UK Takes A Tumble

    This month’s International Women’s Day celebrations prompted lots of warm words about the importance of boosting female entrepreneurship and supporting female small business directors. But new research suggests investors in the UK are failing to follow through on the rhetoric, with women-led start-up and scale-up businesses actually raising less money than last year than in […]

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    Success of ‘Wonder Woman’ Could Pave Way for More Female Directors

    The critical and commercial success of “Wonder Woman,” the first female superhero movie directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, could be the catalyst that turns the tide for female directors angling to helm major studio films. Keeping the momentum going, however, will be a big challenge. This story first appeared in the June 13, 2017 […]

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    Female angels need to give women entrepreneurs wings

    CREDIT: NEUSTOCKIMAGES Female-run businesses are failing to raise the money they need to succeed, says Kirsty Grant, the investment director of Seedrs, one of the biggest crowdfunding platforms in the UK, and it is all because of a shortage of female angels. “There’s a lack of women investors coming through,” Grant says. “If female-led businesses […]

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    Male Investors Aren’t the Only Ones Biased Against Female Entrepreneurs

    In a recent Wall Street Journal column, John Greathouse argued that female entrepreneurs might hide their gender when seeking fundraising. This article generated a firestorm of criticism, leading Greathouse to apologize for his comments. While Greathouse’s op-ed wasn’t a great column and deserved criticism, the negative reaction to it missed an important insight. The source […]

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    Male Investors Aren’t the Only Ones Biased Against Female Entrepreneurs

    In a recent Wall Street Journal column, John Greathouse argued that female entrepreneurs might hide their gender when seeking fundraising. This article generated a firestorm of criticism, leading Greathouse toapologize for his comments. While Greathouse’s op-ed wasn’t a great column and deserved criticism, the negative reaction to it missed an important insight. The source of […]