The key to sustained global economic growth . Investing in female entrepreneurs is not just about checking off a box on gender equality. It is about facilitating significant global economic gains by investing in an underserved and underrepresented talent pool.
Women’s participation in the global economy is fundamental to sustained economic growth, and men need to lend more support — and capital — to achieve this future. This is particularly apparent in many emerging markets, where the economic empowerment of women remains a concept, rather than a reality.
The only thing harder than being an entrepreneur is being a female entrepreneur. Despite all the blood, sweat and tears that founders pour into their start-ups, statistics indicate that female entrepreneurs still start their companies with 50% less capital than their male counterparts.