Female entrepreneurs are being held back by old-fashioned ideas of who can start a company

City A.M reports the UK is wasting half it’s talent as female entrepreneurs are being held back

London is wasting half of its talent, but it’s not just London. It’s UK wide. We’re an incredibly entrepreneurial nation. Even during a global pandemic, the capital has emerged from lockdown with 6 per cent more new businesses than from the same period last year, according to the Centre for Entrepreneurs. And yet, half of our talent faces endless challenges.

From funding shortages to imposter syndrome, they hit hurdles discouraging them from starting, growing and exiting businesses. Imagine how many more companies and innovations we’d see if we removed these barriers. I’m talking about a group of people who make up half our population yet receive just 2.3 per cent of venture funding: women. 

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