It comes to no surprise that women make an impact in the workplace. They have the ability to take calculated risks without an egotistic attitude and grow a strong network by collaborating and coming together to complete anything put in front of them. Even though women sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to entrepreneurship, over 50% of workers would rather work for women lead companies.
Additionally, more than 57% of business team members agree that gender inclusive practices improve business outcomes. So why are women still being treated differently by investors? It may be our own fear of failure from being told no time and time again, or it may be the struggle to find the right mentors to help us reach our goals and aspirations. Whatever it may be, many women around the world are facing this issue.
Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank sees the light in women entrepreneurs, seeking women entrepreneur talent to boost his profit gains. Out of the 40 companies, he’s invested in, 95% of women entrepreneurs have hit their goals compared to the 65% of businesses that are male led.
About The Author – Meredith Wood
Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade. Meredith is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending. She is a monthly columnist for AllBusiness, and her advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, StartupNation, and more. Email: email@example.com.