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Women May Make Better Entrepreneurs And Here’s Why

Women entrepreneurs are articulate, tenacious, and ambitious. To my understanding, a third of all new companies created today are run by women. Entrepreneurship supports economic growth and so what is good for women is good for the economy.

Female entrepreneurs are an under-tapped force and if fully realized, can significantly boost economic expansion. April 2016 marked an exciting announcement of the World Bank’s $2.5 billion investment in education projects for adolescent girls. The First Lady, Michelle Obama’s powerful on-site speech is a genuine endorsement of the bright future in harnessing the talents and economic potentials of mankind and women in particular.

Research confirms women make better entrepreneurs

Women are proving themselves to be more than capable. They are confident, believe in themselves, and have the drive and urgency to take on the best in the business. Last year, I had the privilege of meeting Sheryl Sandberg during one of my trips to the Valley and it is no surprise that women entrepreneurs are a fast-growing sector.

There is consistent research confirming the finding that women make better entrepreneurs to some degree. According to the 2016 BNP ParibasGlobal Entrepreneur Report, women are found to be slightly more successful than their male counterparts and have high expectations in general. The annual revenue generated by those companies run by women is, on average, about 13% more than the average of those in operation by males.

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