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Lesa Mitchell highlights research that shows barriers for women to lead

Women have important roles at some of the most influential tech companies, with momentum building from Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and others in highly visible positions. Also, more women then men graduate from college and receive advanced degrees. But that hasn’t translated to more women-led companies. Lesa Mitchell of Kansas City’s Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation highlights research that shows 10 percent of “Inc. 500” companies are women-led and 6.5 percent of privately held companies that received venture capital funding had a female CEO. All of this despite research that shows successful companies have an executive team composed of between 5 percent and 25 percent female executives. Read Mitchell’s thoughts in a post based on the statistics. — Source: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


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