Addressing outdated concepts of entrepreneurs to allow inclusion of more women in capital markets


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.

Find out more details from this survey, and why “the banks might want to consider what they’re missing out on”, on The Conversation.