Funding and Spark: Two Key Ingredients to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

In the venture world, less than 2% of all funding goes to women-led companies. This statistic remains true even though women-led companies outperform all males teams by over 63% and most new businesses in the United States are started by women. Furthermore, a study was done by Massachusetts’ Babson College, called the Diana Project with this striking finding:

In 1999, the number of women partners in venture capital firms was 10 percent. Today, it is 6 percent. And even though women-led venture-backed companies earn 12 percent more revenue than male-led companies, only 2.7 percent of venture-backed companies from 2011 to 2013 had female CEOs.