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.
About The Author
Adrian Granzella Larssen is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Muse, the award-winning daily career advice publication that's helped millions of people find and succeed at their dream jobs. A nationally recognized career expert, she speaks regularly to corporations and women's groups and has been featured in Forbes, Mashable, Business Insider, Fusion TV, and Real Simple. She has 10+ years experience in strategic communications and publications, most recently serving as head of online communications for the George Washington University Medical Center. Say hi on Twitter and Instagram.