New Paradigm For Investors Focuses On Entrepreneur’s Potential, Not Gender

http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2014/10/15/new-paradigm-for-investors-focuses-on-entrepreneurs-potential-not-gender/

By Geri Stengel | Forbes | October 15, 2014

Inherent gender differences between men and women do not make one gender better or worse at high-growth entrepreneurship, said Teresa Nelson, Ph.D., Astia Global Advisory Board, Astia Executive in Residence 2013-14, and Chair in Entrepreneurship at Simmons College. Social norms, expectations, and early training direct men and women down different paths. It is only recently that there has been a concerted effort to change perceptions and provide training.

Vosmek wants more recognition of and investment into high-potential, women-led companies. Astia puts a value on diversity of input and control in firm creation and execution, not just because its fair and just.

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