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More than money or social prestige, it is the desire for freedom and independence that drives female students into entrepreneurship. magnetme/Pixabay

Why are there fewer young women in entrepreneurship than young men?

A new French research collective, Orelig, set out to answer the question.
Lack of resources and support for women entrepreneurs lowers their chances of success. But this problem can be partially overcome through crowdfunding initiatives by socially validating female-led ventures. (Shutterstock)

How women-led companies can raise more money through crowdfunding

Can social validation — specifically, the number of crowd-funding supporters — reduce the gender gap as companies helmed by women try to raise funds?
Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors, still largely high-net-worth men, still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient — and are practising what’s known as pinkwashing. (Shutterstock)

Do women-focused capital funds actually help women, or are they just ‘pinkwashing?’

Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient and are practising pinkwashing.
Attendees chat during Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference in 2014. Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Dell

How the US tax code bypasses women entrepreneurs

Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can’t take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.

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