women entrepreneurs still lagging in numbers

Women Entrepreneurs Don’t Differ, but Numbers Still Lag
— reported by Hispanic Business

Women entrepreneurs act and think just the same as their male counterparts the world over, according to a survey of 107,400 entrepreneurs in 35 countries conducted by the Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Women and men business builders are equally inclined to be risk takers, opportunists, optimists, and avid business skill builders who seek out other entrepreneurs.

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What does this really mean?

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The women most likely to become entrepreneurs are more educated, with a job and a higher household income. “A clear message that being in the work place” gives women “access to the resources, ideas, and social capital that enable entrepreneurial activity.”

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So women who have better resources and more income or access to more income are more likely to start their own businesses.

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