The world of tech startups has been notoriously difficult for women. It’s a hard and fast world that’s often built around existing cliques and insider info and access to funding.
But all that’s changing, ever so gradually. In fact, in the five-year stretch that ended in 2014, at least 15 percent of the startups had at least one female founders a number that’s continuing to increase.
And it’s not just tech that’s seeing a change: Across the country and around the globe, more and more women are taking the helm of their own or other businesses. Millions of them, 9 million to be exact, are women-led businesses that are in turn generating millions of jobs, now and into the future.
Like tech, there are areas of the country that seem to encourage women-led ventures more than others; the western states are notable in that regard.
But changing demographics more women in the workforce nd changing barriers a dismantling of discriminatory funding regulations to name one are helping more women have access and opportunity than ever before.
What do you know about women in the world of entrepreneurship?
Over the last 15 years, women-owned firms have grown by 1.5 times the rate of other small enterprises and female small business owners will create an estimated 5 to 5.5 million new jobs nationwide by 2018.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about the success of female entrepreneurship in the U.S., including some of the most prosperous female-founded companies.
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