Who Could Most Effectively and Efficiently Use Funding?

 

Women start businesses at twice the rate of men. Last year they launched 1,300 businesses per day in the United States. 

2016 OPPENHEIMER FUNDS STUDY

And yet...

Women receive only 5% of the total dollars in conventional small business loans.  

SENATE REPORT, 21ST CENTURY BARRIERS TO WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP

More than 97% of venture capital funding has gone to male CEOs, a percentage that has persisted for decades. This despite the fact that women-led, venture-backed companies were found less likely to fail, used less capital, and had 12 percent higher annual revenues. 

2014 BABSON COLLEGE STUDY,