Women and Entrepreneuship
Is Anindya Saha the speaker of the Webinar, Women and Entrepreneurship.
On February the 2nd we will go deeper into the topic of Women starting their own business.
The number of women-owned businesses increased nearly 3,000% since 1972 according to the “2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” commissioned by American Express. With women now making up a whopping 40% of new entrepreneurs, it’s clear that more women are turning to entrepreneurship than ever before.
Which are the benefits of entrepreneurship for women and why they make the difference!
Being your own boss generally allows for more freedom than working for someone else. This additional autonomy is especially helpful when family may be the number one priority. The ability to set your own schedule also makes it easier to make time for exercise and a to conduce to a more healthy lifestyle.
Charge what they are worth
Unfortunately, the gender pay gap remained relatively stable over the last 15 years or so. Do we want to wait another hundred years? Certainly not, which is why women are favoring entrepreneurship. If you’re the boss, you are in the unique position to set your own rates and charge what you’re worth.
Have more control over their future
The belief that working for a company offers the most stability is a myth. Working for yourself means that you are in the driver’s seat. This is a powerful statement because you not only have control over your business activities but also whom you work with including clients and business partners.
Advance more quickly
More women are starting businesses to escape the glass ceiling. Women are turning to entrepreneurship to advance their careers more quickly, moreover starting a business allows you to find meaning and give you the ability to leave behind a legacy that you can be proud of. To truly reach success you need to find a job that really passionate you! In a wonderful book called, Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck the authors in their research found that without heart, few businesses become truly successful.
If your corporate job seems stifling and unfulfilling, perhaps it’s finally time to consider being your own boss. After all, no matter how scaring it might seem but it always feels better to fail at something you love than succeed at something that you don’t care about.