Investing in Women…are we closing in on that Gender Gap Yet? [infographic]


Since the Census Bureau started keeping track in 1997, women-owned businesses have gone up 50 percent. As of 2011, these 8.1 million businesses have generated nearly $13 trillion in revenues, employing nearly 7.7 million people as of 2011. While women are definitely making strides in business investment, they still make up only 8 percent of the founding population for start-ups and on average start ventures with 8 percent less funding than men. Pemo Theodore, founder of EZebis, a site to help support high growth women-led companies created this infographic to show where women stand in investing today. For all those female entrepreneurs, how well do you relate to this data?

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About the author: Stephanie Santana

After receiving a dual degree in magazine journalism and anthropology, Stephanie moved to Korea to teach English to elementary students for two years. During her time there, she started a website for salsa dancing in Korea, BusanSalsafied.com. She is currently an editorial assistant at AlleyWatch and is happy to back in New York at an exciting time for startups.  She likes to document her experiences here: stephaniesantana.tumblr.com.

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