By Harrison Kratz
With women starting companies at 1.5 times the national average there is much to be excited about. But because of the continuing trends such as women being absent from the boards of large corporations there is still much work to be done.
Rather than having the conversation of having women in the workplace, the conversation has evolved into having women lead teams, companies, and ultimately drive results across the boards.
- Forty percent of large companies have no women on their boards
- Only 5 percent of startups are owned by women
- Companies with more equalized gender distribution have 30 percent higher IPO’s
- Women pursuing MBA’s are at an all-time high. Women now make up 1/3 of all MBA candidates
There is still much work to be done in ensuring that women are being granted the same opportunities to succeed as men, but notable leaders like Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Rachel Sklar, and Sarah Blakely help ignite this discussion and consistently advocate for the advancement of women everywhere.
Harrison Kratz is the Community Manager for MBA@UNC, the online MBA program that the University of North Carolina. He is also the Founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive where he collected over 6,000 toys for underprivileged children through the bringing together of social communities around the world.