College & Workforce Readiness Opinion

Women as Entrepreneurs

By Richard Whitmire — June 29, 2010 1 min read
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Any discussion of why college gender gaps matter, or don’t matter, has to include two considerations: the low percentages of women in some hard sciences and the paucity of women emerging as business risk takers. Both those considerations make a difference in this country’s economic competitiveness.

Business Week takes a cut at the entrepreneurial question. Only seven percent of the business startups drawing venture capital are started by women.

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