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Entrepreneurship can be an excellent, empowering choice for women, and here are 36 compelling reasons why.
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates
The decision or choice to be an entrepreneur is no easy one; whether you are a new kid on the block or you’ve had a corporate career for some (or large) part of your life and especially if you are a girl/woman. And yet, I increasingly read, see and hear of so many women taking the deep plunge into entrepreneurship.
I always wondered, “Why entrepreneurship?”
As I read, heard and interacted with many of these women entrepreneurs at various phases of their entrepreneurial journey, I discovered 36 compelling reasons.
Did that inspire you to become an entrepreneur? To consider entrepreneurship? Yes or No, leave a comment to let the community know.
First published at the author’s blog
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