Women Scared Of Start-Ups? (Actually, They’re Just Rational)
6:16 pm, December 16th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Just as many women wanted to start and operate businesses, but far fewer women actually went through with it “because of fear of failure,” according to the FT, which drew on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. The report studied 59 countries, so we’re not just talking about women on American soil.
So that’s it? “Fear”? You’re meaning to tell us women are scaredy cats?
We hear so much debate about “convincing” more women to get involved in startups, but it seems our ambition in that respect is already there. The core issue, in that case, is asking where that “fear of failure” comes from.
To be perfectly fair, that fear is quite warranted. People love to float around figures that something like 80 percent of startups end in failure. And globally, women aren’t exactly cajoled into business the way guys are.
So don’t just say it’s that girls don’t have the balls.