Human civilization, as seen today, is said to be about 6000 years old. The industrialization phase started in the 1800s and even in 2022, gender equality is a ‘to be achieved’ goal. Though it has been repeatedly emphasized that working women can significantly improve a country’s economic and social indices, the path to facilitate the same has rarely been easy.
Being a woman is still tough and being a women entrepreneur, tougher. The hurdles on the path to success for women are far from over. Most of the issues women business leaders face stem from the deep-set gender bias in society.
The biggest challenge women still face is that of being taken seriously. Most of their ideas are dismissed not because of their feasibility, but because they came from a woman. They often find their ideas subjected to double the scrutiny they would have undergone had they come from their male counterpart.
The above is also the reason why investors shy away from funding women-led businesses. They lack faith in their idea and he