UN SDG #5 Gender Equality UN SDG #5
UN SDG #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth UN SDG #8

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Connecting women in business and growing their professional networks

Around the world, women who find their routes to advancement blocked are starting up on their own businesses. Yet women face higher barriers than men: in the US, women seeking first-year financing to get a business off the ground receive about 80% less capital than men. Another challenge is the lack of professional network women have at the entry level positions.

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Connecting women in business and growing their professional networks

Around the world, women who find their routes to advancement blocked are starting up on their own businesses. Yet women face higher barriers than men: in the US, women seeking first-year financing to get a business off the ground receive about 80% less capital than men. Another challenge is the lack of professional network women have at the entry level positions.
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Women are creating businesses at a quickening rate. In the US, women-led start-ups are at the forefront of the recovery. For some it is a way to build a business around their passion, for others it is a way to retain greater control over their time and career. Inspiring women to start and grow their own businesses by learning from video interviews with those who have already done it successfully would benefit our economy. Inspirational and useful advice from successful female entrepreneurs, on the particular challenges and routes to success for women in business would help women build their businesses and strengthen their networks.

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In the age of big data the Story Exchange offers a compellingly simple service, and inspirational and useful advice from successful female entrepreneurs, on the particular challenges and routes to success for women in business.

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