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 :).