(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) July 20, 2015 – While the number of women entering the workforce has significantly increased over several decades, they are still half as likely as men to start a business.
According to the most recent Entrepreneurship Policy Digest released today by the Kauffman Foundation, the lack of women entrepreneurs is not just a gender issue, it’s an economic issue.
The Policy Digest highlights the skillsets of women that make them great entrepreneurs and explains barriers they face when starting a business. Research shows a lack of female mentors, challenges to maintaining work-life balance and an implicit bias against women as entrepreneurs as major obstacles.
The Digest offers the following suggestions to help more women become successful:
Read the full Digest here.
The Kauffman Foundation’s Policy Digests consist of summaries of findings around relevant policy issues that will inform and educate policymakers. To read the entire Policy Digest on women entrepreneurs and to sign up to receive subsequent Digests, go to www.kauffman.org/policydigest.