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Start-up funding for Woman and other minority groups

Trends & challenges

By Virginia Linehan

Have you ever noticed business managers, leaders and successful entrepreneurs all over the world are mostly white men? Throughout the world, white men can fail in business, pick themselves back up, dust themselves off and start all over again. Whilst they are allowed to fail it appears unlikely that woman and minorities are given the same equal opportunity. To get others involved in the economy perceptions and attitudes need to change. Woman and minorities need to feel that it is ok to fail and not to get it right the first time or every time. The bias is not due to better education, more income or social capital but rather white men are given more chances to take risks. In doing so “they are allowed to fail and succeed in greater numbers than women and minorities”. (Clay & Camfield , 2011). Keep reading