MBA Degree Bolsters Women in Startup Companies

Women continue to make great strides in business. Increasing numbers of women are pursuing an MBA degree, starting their own businesses, and taking on managerial roles in all industries.

According to the infographic below, there has been a 68% increase in women launching businesses in the United States from 1997 to 2014, which is twice the growth rate of businesses owned by men. Women-led tech startups have a 35% higher ROI when venture backed and generate 12% higher revenue than male-run startups. Women entrepreneurs bring in 20% more revenue with 50% less money invested.

What’s even more remarkable is that women are doing this with very little investor support. Only 7% of investor money goes into women-led startups.

And although women are making great strides, more can be done—86% of venture-funded businesses have zero women in management positions.

Take a look at the infographic below for more statistics on women and startups.

Breaking Barriers…for the Next Generation
At George Mason’s School of Business, we are taking steps to support women in business. Our Women in Business Initiative aims to provide a unique platform of engagement for professional development and networking and to build a supportive network of female business professionals that will open doors for our current female students, our female alumni, and other businesswomen, alike. At Mason, female students make up 45% of the Mason MBA degree.

Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

Mason’s MBA degree is ranked #53 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.

Download the MBA eBook titled 5 Things You Need in an MBA Program for more information.

The Rise of Women in Startups


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