It’s an increasingly recognized fact that empowering women through business financing is an important step in ending poverty on both a national and global scale. Globally this has taken the form of microfinance loans and other such resources that allow women in the developing world to pursue business opportunities. Nationally, however, there seem to be fewer initiatives to empower women in business. This manifests itself in such statistics as this – only 7% of start-up funding goes to companies led by women.
While investors clearly don’t favor female-headed companies, there are other financing opportunities that can help women make waves in the business world. Finding funding starts by recognizing the breadth of possible sources that might provide it. Read More ›