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Lack of Female Entrepreneurs: A Societal Failure

Mark Marich on February 10, 2010 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Vivek Wadhwa recently discussed why women are so poorly represented in tech and other high-growth businesses in Boy's Club: The Dearth of Female Entrepreneurs.

Wadhwa argues that the lack of female entrepreneurs is a societal failure, citing evidence that men and women entrepreneurs are similar in many respects, such as levels of education, work experience, and access to financing.

“Given all the similarities in background and motivation for men and women entrepreneurs -- and the fact that women now outnumber men in universities -- we remain perplexed by the dearth of female startup executives,” said the author.

The article further compares the success of women in the US to that in ventures in India, where women are rapidly rising through the top ranks of the business community.

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