How To Fight The Power For Fairer Asian Female Entrepreneurs Representation By Reetika Gupta-Chaudhary

Women are very poorly represented in our entrepreneurial economy. It’s been well known for some time that we are playing catch up in the boardroom, but progress there is at least starting to happen, with the number of FTSE 100 company female directors rising by 50% in the last five years. This is good news – after all, research carried out by McKinsey & Co has shown that companies with the greatest gender diversity on their executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform peers on profitability and 27% more likely to create superior value.  When it comes to startups however, there is still some way to go. The Female Founders project reported that just 13%  of total equity funding in the UK currently goes to female founded businesses – and that the amounts awarded to those female founders tends to be smaller than those offered to men. Only one…

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