Addressing outdated concepts of entrepreneurs to allow inclusion of more women in capital markets
July 21, 2015
Female entrepreneurs are facing barriers for international expansion, with 52% of Australian women surveyed reporting a “lack of alternative sources of capital” as a significant issue.
62% of internationally active female entrepreneurs are over the age of 50, debunking the entrepreneurial stereotype of an assertive young man. Of the women in this group, 39% reported feeling as though their gender affected their access to financial assistance. This number was significantly higher with female entrepreneurs who were not yet internationally active.