Category Archives: The Independent

Smashing your way out of the glass ceiling

In 2010 there were almost 1.2 million self-employed women – 30% more than there were in 2000 – but there is still a huge gap between female entrepreneurs and male entrepreneurs. Indeed, women in the UK are half as likely to set up a business as men – with 4% of working-age women engaged in early-stage entrepreneurial activity, compared to 9% of men. When asked whether they believe they have the skills and experience to start up, 39% of working-age