Breaking Barriers for Female Founders

According to a report by American Express, there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. This figure represents 42% of all companies in the U.S. That means women own 4 out of 10 businesses, and these businesses generate about $1.8 trillion annually.  While women impact-first entrepreneurs are just as growth-oriented as their male counterparts, the primary difference is in their access to funding and community. 

In this discussion, Cait Brumme, CEO of MassChallenge, and Rebekah Rombom, Founder and fractional COO and CRO, will discuss the ways female founders can address barriers such as limited funding, gender biases, and limited community support that have kept women out of entrepreneurship for decades.