The Case of a Shortage of Foreign Female Entrepreneurs in the U.S.A.

Where are the foreign female entrepreneurs?

The article, “Why aren’t there more foreign female entrepreneurs?” by Priya Alagiri examines the reason why there is a shortage of foreign women entrepreneurs in the United States.

One reason stated is:

The foreign women I interviewed also said that they’ve found it difficult to succeed because the “silicon ceiling” inhibits them from obtaining funding from private investors. According to them, investors are mostly white American men who gravitate toward their own. Investors themselves have said, quite bluntly, that there does exist a bias against funding women, let alone immigrant women. One investor, for example, has said that “a ton of us decide not to invest, support, promote or work with women because of this whole ‘marriage / pregnancy’ hurdle that most women will face in their career.”

Read the entire article here.

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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