Launching While Female

by Mike Hunter

Launching While Female is an exposé of the gender gap in entrepreneurship and a road map for a more inclusive and economically successful future for us all. Journalist and professor Susanne Althoff investigates the obstacles women and nonbinary entrepreneurs — especially those of color — face when launching, funding and growing their companies, obstacles that persist because the current startup world was engineered by and for white men. Through interviews with more than a hundred founders across the country and in all industries, Althoff paints a picture of an entrepreneurial system rife with bias and discrimination, where women receive less than 3% of this country’s venture capital, struggle to find mentors in the wake of #MeToo and are dismissed as “mompreneurs.”

Launching While Female: Smashing the System That Holds Women Entrepreneurs Back
Susanne Althoff
Beacon Press
Available 10/27/2020
208 pages

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