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23 #F10 Facts Collection

What are the biggest obstacles for women in entrepreneurship? Which countries are most progressive in terms of gender parity? And what are the most unequal work sectors? Here come incredibly interesting and thrilling 23 #F10 facts on women in business, feminism and more!

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Women start companies with an average of 50% less capital than men do.

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According to a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review, women ranked higher on several major elements of leadership than their male counterparts.

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Companies from Hong Kong, Mexico and the US have the longest-serving female directors, averaging between seven and eight years.

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The term “feminism” appeared in the English language in the 1890s.

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The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.

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Women are responsible for up to 2/3 of global working hours, but they earn only 1/10th of the global income.

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The first woman in the modern era to rule a country as an elected leader was Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, who was elected prime minister in 1960 and then later re-elected in 1970.

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Women are more likely to get a high school diploma than men. In addition, over 60% of college degrees in the United States are awarded to women.

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Globally, over 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men.

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62% of women entrepreneurs rely upon their businesses as a primary source of income.

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Ghana has the highest percentage of women-owned businesses:  46.4%.

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The most male-dominated industries are construction (90% men to 10% women) and high-tech manufacturing (87% to 13%).

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Around one third of women say access to funding is the biggest barrier to starting a business, compared to 20% of men.

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Internationally, women make up approximately one-third of all entrepreneurs worldwide.

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Women-owned businesses are growing five times faster than the national average.

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Women are nearly three times as likely to collaborate with research institutions (universities in particular) than male businesses (11.4% compared with 3.8%).

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Women are twice as likely as men to mention family responsibilities as a barrier to starting a business.

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Women gained the right to vote in America in 1920.

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The first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize was Edith Wharton in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence.

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