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Breaking into the boys' club: The rise of women in tech

by Zafirah Mohamed Zein

Female-led businesses are beneficial for society and the economy, but bias in the investment process remains a major obstacle to their success.

 

 

Bias is a big barrier

Source: Moving toward gender balance in private equity and gender capital, International Finance Corporation report

Women tech entrepreneurs face far more than just investor bias
An internal glass ceiling
Women carry an unpaid burden, and it’s heavy
Do women-centric funds offer a solution?
Women entrepreneurs are all about social impact
Women founders are making waves beyond FemTech
Hear from Asia's female trailblazers
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How can we make sure female start-ups thrive?
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Zafirah Mohamed Zein / Writer

Zafirah Zein is a writer on the environment and human rights beat. An old soul with restless feet, she is constantly dreaming of time traveling in history or her next adventure out of the city.

This story is written in collaboration with
She Loves Tech

She Loves Tech is a global platform committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs. It aims to unlock over US$1 billion in capital by 2030 for women-led businesses. Each year, She Loves Tech hosts the She Loves Tech Global Competition, the world largest start-up competition for women and technology to seek out and accelerate the best entrepreneurs and technology for transformative impact. Since 2015, the platform has connected over 8,000 startups across the world, with alumni founders raising over $250 million in funding as of 2020.

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