Recent research suggests that women-founded businesses perform better over time and deliver higher revenue – more than twice as much per dollar invested – than men-founded businesses. In addition, women-founded start-up teams create more jobs for women – they employ 2.5 times more women than all-male start-up teams.
Helen Shymanski is a junior policy analyst in the Entrepreneurship Policy and Analysis Unit at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. She is currently working on several projects related to entrepreneurship policy with a primary focus on inclusive entrepreneurship. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in Law, Economics and Management from the Université de Lorraine.