We’re celebrating Women's History Month & International Women’s Day 2022 by highlighting some exceptional women in startups and finance.
Startups with at least one female founder worldwide
Businesses worldwide owned by women
Funding raised by female founders globally
Revenue generated worldwide by female-led businesses
On average, US women's earnings are at around 80% of the average man's, though this varies significantly between race, occupation, and geography.
With 80% of founders worldwide being male, female founders are still finding it difficult to get funding or be taken seriously as a founder. Additionally, as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic, women were disproportionately impacted, many being forced out of the workforce due to childcare needs and burnout.
Only 2-9% of all funds deployed to technology startups went to founding teams that included at least one woman (female founders of color receiving an even smaller sliver).
Female-founded startups tend to perform better than all-male ones. Women bring an impactful perspective & leadership skills.
The wealth balance will continue to shift, giving women more influence in the global financial landscape.
Ensuring greater equality and financial opportunities for women could add $12-28 trillion to the global economy by 2025.
“The tech industry will need women at all levels to change the working dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard. Women should not be afraid to put themselves forward.”
“It’s really important to normalize women in leadership positions, especially in tech, so other women can see themselves reflected in those roles and have a model to follow their dreams. This idea motivates me to use my voice and build a community of women in tech that will support one another to push the boundaries of our achievement.”
“Data shows that a diverse workplace leads to better business outcomes. Therefore, it is critical for companies to create conditions where all employees regardless of background are able to perform at their best. As a HR leader, I am inspired to develop transparent and consistent approaches to recruitment, compensation and career development to help make the workplace more equitable.”
“It's really important that women feel empowered to speak their minds at work. Organizations will benefit from diverse perspectives, resulting in an increase in creative thinking and ideation.”
“I strive to build a future where my gender does not define how I work and lead-- I'm proud of the culture that Capchase is building to make that vision a reality.”
"The 2022 IWD theme is #BreakTheBias which is apt as there’re many biases I’ve navigated in my career. My hope is that by showing up as my authentic self and using my voice to push for inclusivity in the workplace, I will inspire others to do so as well."
"As part of the Tech Team at Capchase, I am not a female leader, I am simply a leader. I strive to be part of a future where this is the normative way we think about women in the workforce."