Dear AAPBS Members
I have noticed recently that women established
companies, which have turned out to be successful.
entrepreneurship has been a male-dominated industry. When
most people are asked
to list famous entrepreneurs, most of the names
given are male. In a recent list of the top 25 entrepreneurs, only two women
are included. Historically,
women have been underrepresented when it
comes to entrepreneurship. They also
still face many roadblocks to
securing funding and launching a successful
company today. Before
2014, only 15 percent of those pursuing angel investment
we’re seeing changes on the horizon. Today, women make
up 40 percent of new US entrepreneurs. According to a recent report,
women are now
slightly more likely to begin a new business than men. In
fact, last year saw
the beginning of an average of 1,821 new women-owned
day. Today, more women have the opportunity to educate
starting a new business. It’s also easier for them to meet
mentors, and they
have more options for finding funding.
have the potential to fuel our country’s future economic growth. In
female-owned businesses have an economic impact of $3 trillion.
These women are
also responsible for creating or maintaining 23 million jobs.
Studies also show that
female-led businesses also perform better than those
led by men. Companies
founded by women generate more than 60 percent
more revenue for investors than
those launched by men.
result, future investors will be more likely to turn to female-founded
companies when it comes to investing their money. After all, businesses
and led by women have a powerful economic impact, are
consistently creating new
jobs, and provide a great return on investment.
female entrepreneurs still have to overcome a variety of
roadblocks. Their main
challenges include a lack of education and
difficulty financing their ventures.
Entrepreneurship has traditionally been
a boys’ club. In addition, the vast
majority of the decision makers at
venture capital firms are male. Because
female entrepreneurship is only just
now beginning to take off, women lack
female mentors and role models.
however, are working hard to support each other in the new
created groups, conferences, and panels for fellow
female entrepreneurs. Women
are also becoming increasingly better at
leveraging the limited resources they
have in place. Their businesses have a
significant economic impact. I’m excited
to see how they’ll continue to
transform the entrepreneurial landscape.
Japanese business school operates an entrepreneurship program designed
women. Let me know if you have s similar case to it in your country.
not least, I would like to meet lots of members at CFVG, Ho Chi Minh.
President, AAPBS Executive Dean & Vice-President
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)