Despite the progress we’ve made in gender equality, women are still vastly underrepresented in entrepreneurship and business. According to recent data, only 20% of all businesses in the United States are owned by women. Furthermore, women receive only 2% of venture capital funding, which significantly limits their opportunities for growth and success. However, this doesn’t mean that women can’t excel in entrepreneurship and business. In this blog post, we’ll explore what we can do to exceed these statistics and highlight some of the most successful female entrepreneurs.
Network and build relationships: Networking is essential for success in any field, and it’s particularly crucial for female entrepreneurs. Shematters helps in building relationships with other business owners, mentors, and investors where they can open up new opportunities and help you learn from their experiences in their very own ecosystem.
Develop a growth mindset: A growth mindset is a belief that your abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work. Cultivating a growth mindset can help you overcome challenges and setbacks and ultimately achieve greater success.
Seek out mentorship and support: Having a mentor or a support network can provide you with valuable guidance and advice as you navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and business. This can include seeking out mentorship programs, joining business organizations, or simply connecting with other female entrepreneurs.
Be confident and assertive: Women often struggle with imposter syndrome, which is the belief that they’re not good enough or qualified enough for their role. However, it’s essential to be confident and assertive in business and entrepreneurship, to take risks and pursue opportunities.
Learn from successful female entrepreneurs: There are many examples of successful Indian female entrepreneurs who have broken through barriers and achieved incredible success in their fields. Some notable examples include Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (founder of Biocon Limited), Falguni Nayar (founder of Nykaa), Richa Kar (founder of Zivame), and Divya Gokulnath (co-founder of Byju’s). By studying their experiences and learning from their successes and failures, you can gain valuable insights into what it takes to excel in entrepreneurship and business.
While the statistics may seem daunting, it’s essential to remember that women can and do excel in entrepreneurship and business. By cultivating a growth mindset, building relationships, seeking out mentorship and support, being confident and assertive, and learning from successful female entrepreneurs, you can break through the glass ceiling and achieve your dreams.
Our mission is to cultivate a world where women can thrive and achieve their full potential as leaders.