There are more than 11.6 million businesses in the United States that are women-owned. Out of businesses that generate $1 million or more, 1 in 5 is owned by women. Being a female entrepreneur is looking better each and every day. But, with all of the progress that’s been made, there are still looming disparities.
Women Finding It Difficult to Get Venture Capital
The number one challenge women face is a significant disadvantage in securing access to venture capital funding compared to their male peers. In 2017, just 2.2% of all venture capital in the US went to companies founded solely by women.