Inspire Young Women to Succeed as Entrepreneurs
As women business owners, weâve come a long wayâbut we still have quite a way to go. Despite the astounding growth of businesses owned by women, a recent study by the SBAâs Office of Advocacy, Self-Employed Women and Time Use
, found that women are 57 percent less likely than men to start their own companies.
What can you do to change these figures? If there are girls or young women in your life (daughters, nieces, family friends), help plant the seeds of entrepreneurship early and often by talking to them about business ownership. Wherever your life touches the life of a younger womanâwhether thatâs a Girl Scout meeting, your childâs elementary school or at your own businessâfind ways to encourage young women to consider entrepreneurship as an option.
Start your own version of âtake your daughter to work dayâ, offer to speak to girlsâ and young womenâs organizations, take a young intern under your wing. Most of all, donât just tell them, but show them, the joy, excitement and pride of building your own business. When you love what you do, it canât help but rub off on others.