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Why Female Entrepreneurs Don’t Receive The Recognition Men Do July 5, 2012

Posted by The Raise Project in Career.
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Here at RAISE, we are concerned with STEM women getting the recognition they deserve. But the same reasons that figures remain low cut across fields. Theory: women are less inclined to seek the professional limelight.

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By Mario Schulzke (Founder & CEO, IdeaMensch)

Through interviews and events, IdeaMensch has featured over 800 entrepreneurs. That being said, we don’t just interview traditional entrepreneurs but anyone who has an idea and brings it to life: bloggers, nonprofit CEOs, social entrepreneurs, authors, artists and even a gentleman who runs a rickshaw business in Mumbai.

If I had to make a guess, we have probably featured 650 men and 200 women. And people ask me all the time why we don’t interview more women?

There actually is a reason. One reason I’ve never really shared before.

The reason we haven’t interviewed more female entrepreneurs is because they’re too focused bringing their ideas to life. And unlike their male counterparts (not all, but a fair share of us), women entrepreneurs really don’t care so much about public recognition. Women don’t brag like we do.

For every ten male entrepreneurs we ask to be featured, eight will say yes.

For every ten female entrepreneurs we to be, five will say yes. The other five will be very complimentary and tell me that they’re simply too busy right now focusing on a, b or c.

They usually eventually get to it, but normally my experience has very much been that female entrepreneurs are less inclined to shine the light on themselves.

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