Women in business often face discrimination that stops them from breaking through into senior management roles or onto the board.
Worldwide, the US has the highest number of female employees (52%) while India has the lowest with just 23%. The number of female board members in top companies in the UK is quite low, especially because more than half of all graduates are now women.
Many of these talented women who feel they have climbed as far as they can up the corporate ladder and are now getting frustrated decide go it alone and start their own business. The number of female entrepreneurs starting their own businesses is currently growing at a faster rate than their male counterparts.
The biggest growth area is from mothers starting a business whilst also looking after their children at home. These individuals are often referred to as ‘Mumtrepreneurs’ in the media. Today’s technology has made it possible for women to achieve a better work / life balance and give a high level of care to their children without ever sacrificing their career.