It’s a fact that globally, only 18 per cent of startups have a female in the founding team despite the positive effect women in leadership roles have on equity returns and sales.
BUSINESS IDEAS / INVESTORS / FEMALES FOUNDERS / LEADERSHIP ROLES / ROCKY ROAD TO SUCCESS
‘There are too many brilliant women out there who have abandoned great business ideas because it just got too hard. Or they never even got started because they didn’t have the confidence to set their ideas in motion. With the right kind of help and guidance who knows how many could have got on that rocky road to success and just kept going.’
Female entrepreneurs in New Zealand are supported by dedicated and passionate groups of professional women who have created or are part of unique mentoring and networking programmes. These groups such as Lightning Lab XX, Professionelle and Co. of Women, are tackling the gender imbalance in New Zealand start-ups and Annette encourages and supports their work by contributing her time and expertise including mentoring, speaking engagements, motivational sessions and networking opportunities.
It’s a fact that globally, only 18 per cent of start-ups have a female in the founding team despite the positive effect women in leadership roles have on equity returns and sales.
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