Hey Guys!

I was just  curious to see and find on the internet the proportion of female entrepreneurs within the entrepreneur pool . I could only find the French proportion that is of only 1/3 of the total entrepreneurs! I am more than keen to find a more general number for it!

So why do we have more male entrepreneurs than female entrepreneurs? This question can definitely be extensively discussed (maybe as a group project?) but here are some highlights I personnaly think that could affect women’s decision to be an entrepreneur :

  • Women tend to analyse more and be perfectionist : starting a entrepreneur adventure is a lot of uncertainties and questions without answers which can be scary
  • As a group effect, female entrepreneurs could not feel support by her peers if she is this only female entrepreneur (cf dancing video we’ve seen in class!)
  • Women are afraid of being unsuccessful and fail
  • May be harder for a women to find the right work/life balance. Being an entrepreneur is a full time job consuming a lot of time and energy!

As a piece of reflexion, please find below 2 links sharing examples and advice from  10 successful single momentrepreneurs :).

http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/239018

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248772

Cheers,

Celine

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