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.
Research on women entrepreneurs in India reveals they are contesting social, cultural and family pressures to challenge the status quo in society.
Women occupy just 5% of the top jobs at companies in the S&P 500. Research shows the problem to be even worse.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.
Women are more willing to take risks and innovate than the stereotype suggests, but even more would likely go into business via franchising if they knew about all the start-up support they can get.
Do you ever feel that you're just not good enough for your job?
David Morrison being unofficially anointed a "Warrior for Women", reflects the belief that women need male champions in order to succeed.
Equal pay didn't quite happen, nor did the end of the tampon tax. And Aung San Suu Kyi isn't quite president of Mynamar. But we certainly had a good debate.
If the FTSE 100 can do it, then the public sector can also wake up to the benefits of female representation.
Women need to start believing in themselves to be successful. Men own their success but women attribute it to external factors. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg learned this a while back.
Female entrepreneurs still face substantial barriers to international expansion, including perceived discrimination in the Australian capital markets -- and that may limit Australia's economic growth.