Why Female Founders Could Fix the Economy
With economic growth, unemployment, and job creation rates at a near standstill, it seems like our nation is at a loss for how to get us out of this economic slump.
Well, ladies, it just might be up to you and me.
According to a new paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, women entrepreneurs who start high-growth companies “may be the nation's secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.” Why? Currently, startups are the most successful source of new U.S. jobs, and are increasingly seen as our best hope for economic recovery. But these companies are overwhelmingly lead by men—women only make up 35% of startup founders.
Check out this infographic for a rundown of the recent findings.
Infographic courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Photo courtesy of Dell's Official Flikr Page.
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