Founding a company is no easy task, no matter who you are. But founding-while-female brings obstacles that your male peers don’t have to deal with.
According to PitchBook, in 2016, venture capitalists invested $58.2 billion in companies that had male founders. Female-founded companies received only $1.46 billion. When it comes to loan approval, female entrepreneurs experience rates that are 15 to 20 percent lower than men.
Daunting, isn’t it? Like virtually everything else in life, entrepreneurship is more difficult as a woman than it is as a man. Now imagine taking on those odds all by yourself.
Read the full article on Forbes.